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2022 Aero Club of New England Godfrey L. Cabot Award Luncheon

The 2022 Godfrey L. Cabot Award
will be presented to
NASA Mars Helicopter/Ingenuity Team
June 24, 2022

The Mars Helicopter/Ingenuity Team will be honored with the prestigious Godfrey L. Cabot Award in recognition of their historic flight on April 19, 2021 when Ingenuity became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet.

The flight at Mars is challenging because the Red Planet has a significant lower gravity — one third that of Earth’s, and an extremely thin atmosphere with only 1% the density at the surface as compared to our planet.

The rotorcraft’s flights are autonomous, piloted by on board guidance, navigation, and control algorithms developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. Because data must be sent to and returned from the Red Planet over millions of miles using orbiting satellites, and NASA’s Deep Space Network, Ingenuity is not flown with a joystick, and flights are not observable from Earth in real time. To operate at Mars, the rotorcraft requires the Perseverance rover to assist in

communications back and forth from Earth.

The Mars Helicopter experiment has embarked on a new operations demonstration phase, performing reconnaissance to aid the Perseverance rover, and exploring how aerial vehicles can benefit future exploration of Mars and other worlds.

The Cabot Award Luncheon
to be held at
The Harvard Club of Boston
374 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
Parking is available in the Club’s own lot, located directly behind the Clubhouse at 415 Newbury Street.

Friday, June 24, 2022

11:30 am - Reception (cash bar) • 12:00 pm - Luncheon Service Begins
Panko Crusted Cod Loin in Fine Herb Lemon Butter

Tickets: ACONE Members - $75 per person • Non-Members - $85 per person • Tables of 10 available
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Reservations are required and must be received by Wednesday, June 15, 2022
For further information, email Georgia Pappas at
or visit the Aero Club of New England at

Friday, June 24, 2022, 11:30 AM until 1:30 PM
The Harvard Club of Boston
374 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA  02215

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Georgia Pappas
Cabot Award
Registration is required before Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 12:00 PM
Payment In Full In Advance Only