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...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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