NASA Expands Ingenuity Flight-Test Envelope On Mars

Ingenuity helicopter
From its vantage point 211 ft. away, NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance photographed the Ingenuity helicopter during its second flight test in Jezero Crater on April 22.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
During three successful flights on Mars—marking the first powered, controlled flights on another world—NASA expanded the test envelope of its Ingenuity helicopter and set the stage for future aerial-based science missions, a potential game changer for planetary exploration. The pioneering 4-lb...

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