Love will always find its way. Just take Jeremy Cohen’s situation as an example: while stuck in quarantine in New York, Jeremy is now dating his neighbor whom he got to know after spotting her dancing on a rooftop near his home. He sent over his phone number using a drone and his stunt is gaining lots of attention on social media.
Jeremy is a music photographer and filmmaker who is based in Brooklyn, New York. He has worked with Lizzo, Miley Cyrus, and other celebrities. He was just one of the many stuck in quarantine in America, and as he was wondering what he should do with his spare time, he noticed a girl dancing on a neighboring roof.
Flirting in a Creative Fashion
He talked with the New York Post and mentioned that he thought she was cute from far away. With everyone looking for some kind of social interaction during this time, he figured now would be the best possible time to make an introduction.
He documented the meet-cute on TikTok, a social media platform, which has now gone viral. In the video, you see two neighbors waving to one another despite the distance between their buildings, which made conversing difficult.
Also in the video, you can see Cohen writing down his phone number on a paper, taping it to his drone, and navigating the drone to her. Her name is Tori C, and she says that her dance moves were to a song from “High School Musical” that she was filming with her roommate during the quarantine.
Dating During Quarantine
She wasn’t expecting a phone number from the interaction. For Cohen, flirting can be difficult even though he is a hopeless romantic. In the videos that followed, it showed how the two were sharing a dinner date while each of them was on his or her own balcony.
The two clinked their wine glasses over a FaceTime call and Cohen joked that he might even end up in a long-distance relationship with someone who lives across the street due to quarantine.
But it’s just another day that goes to show how it’s always possible to find hope in dark places.
NASA’s Helicopter Ingenuity Made Its First Flight On Mars
A helicopter called Ingenuity recently took flight on Mars. NASA sent the autonomous helicopter to Mars with the Perseverance rover. It hovered above the Red Planet’s surface for about forty seconds, marking the first flight a spacecraft took on another planet. NASA’s helicopter took off into the thin Martian air on April 19 after it spun its carbon fiber rotor blades and rose about three meters above the ground.
Ingenuity Pivoted to Take a Look at NASA’s Perseverance Rover and Take a Picture
Soon after taking a picture of NASA’s perseverance, the helicopter settled back down. According to Ingenuity project Manager MiMi Aung, the helicopter acted just like it did when it was tested on Earth. Once the data stream from Ingenuity confirmed that it had performed its first flight, the team erupted in cheers. While the flight was originally scheduled for April 11, it was delayed to update the software of the helicopter after a test of the rotor blades showed problems switching from preflight to flight mode. After the reboot, a high-speed spin test on April 16 suggested the shift was likely to work, setting the stage for the April 19 flight.
According to NASA, Ingenuity’s First Flight Was Just a Test of the Technology
Ingenuity’s first mission is just a test flight, so it will not do any science during its course. It will last some 30 Martian days and prove definitively that powered flight in Mars’ thin atmosphere is possible. The plan for future aerial vehicles on Mars is to have them help rovers and human astronauts scout safe paths through the unfamiliar landscapes. Such vehicles can also get to tricky terrain that is out-of-reach for a rover.
Ingenuity’s flight was the pinnacle of over seven years of building, imagining, testing, and hoping for the team at NASA. Aung’s team started testing early prototypes of a Mars helicopter in 2014 without knowing if flying on Mars would even be possible. According to Aung, flight on Mars is challenging for many different reasons. Even though the planet’s gravity is just one-third of Earth’s, the density of the air is a mere one percent of that on Earth.