During this coronavirus pandemic, there’s good news for NASA and Indians. NASA first mars helicopter has a name now. Vaneeza Rupani 17-year-old girl from Northport, Alabama is an honour for naming the helicopter after she submitted her essay into NASA.
NASA made the first aircraft to send it to another planet.
NASA’s Mars helicopter officially named: Ingenuity. This name is suggested by Indian origin girl Vaneeza Rupani.
NASA tweeted “Our Mars helicopter features a replacement name! Meet Ingenuity. Student Vaneeza Rupani came up with the name during our “name the rover” contest. Ingenuity will ride to the red planet with @NASAPersevere to attempt the first powered flight on another world.”
Here’s their tweet
Rupani wrote in her essay that “The ingenuity and brilliance of individuals working hard to beat the challenge of interplanetary travel are what allow us all to experience the wonders of space exploration.”
It also says “Ingenuity is what allows people to accomplish amazing things, and it allows us to expand our horizons to the edges of the universe.”
Vaneeza Rupani’s mother Nausheen Rupani told NASA that “On their way to school every day, she and her dad would pretend they were in a spaceship. They would imagine seeing planets (building), stars(traffic lights), etc. on their ways and give them names.”
She also told that “I ingenuity would be an honest name for the helicopter because that’s exactly what it took to style this machine. This helicopter is a fantastic project, and that I am thrilled to possess a neighbourhood in its journey.”
It is scheduled to launch in July and land in February 2021 at Mars.
Senator Richard of Alabama said that “I am proud that NASA’s mars helicopter will be named by Vaneeza Rupani of Northport, Alabama. This is a unique privilege. Ms Rupani’s essay on why she chose the name “Ingenuity” highlights her creativity, originality and intelligence. Her grasp on the importance of exploration is extraordinary, and that i am confident that she features a bright future ahead.”