NASA Demonstrates Powered Flight On Mars

Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech
At 12:33 p.m. Mars time (3:34 a.m. EDT) on April 19 a small helicopter lifted off from the planet’s Jezero Crater in the first demonstration of powered flight beyond Earth. The 4-lb. Ingenuity rotorcraft, designed and built at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, was...

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