Apr 26, 2021

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter flew faster and farther than ever before in its third aerial adventure over Mars

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Sunday’s flight likely pushed the helicopter to its farthest distance yet: around 330 feet. Ingenuity has another two flights ahead.

The helicopter made spaceflight history last Monday when it lifted off Mars and rose 10 feet above the planet’s surface. Never before had a spacecraft conducted a controlled, powered flight on another planet.

Then on Thursday, Ingenuity flew even higher — 16 feet — and moved sideways for the first time.

Sunday’s flight was Ingenuity’s most daring excursion to date.

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