For the first time since Ingenuity has been on the red planet, NASA released video footage of the helicopter that also includes audio.
The new footage was recorded by the Perseverance rover while Ingenuity took its fourth test flight. You have to listen very closely to hear the sounds in the video, but a low rumble of wind on Mars can be heard just before the helicopter takes off. A soft whirring sound can also be heard once Ingenuity is in the air.
The sound was captured by the microphone on Perseverance’s SuperCam that is used to record Ingenuity’s flights. Perseverance’s ability to record and provide audio to NASA engineers is a big step in observing spacecraft and the sounds on other planets.
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