The Ingenuity helicopter, which landed on the Red Planet along with the Perseverance Rover on 18 February, is expected to fly for just 40 seconds for this first test flight.
The vertical city has homes, offices and green spaces and construction is due to start in 2054.
EU leaders met virtually this week to take stock of the epidemiological situation across the continent, as sanctions against Russia were agreed upon by foreign affairs ministers.
The NASA rover is there as part of a mission to uncover signs of life and collect samples of rock
An unmanned test flight for SpaceX’s Starship, a rocketship Elon Musk hopes will carry people to Mars, ended in a spectacular explosion upon touchdown on Wednesday night.
Plans for an Emirati mission to the moon come hot off the heels of the historic launch of its Mars probe in July.