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NASA Mars helicopter Ingenuity pulls off first historic flight on another planet – CNET

“We’ve been talking for so long about our Wright brothers moment on Mars, and here it is.”



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Ingenuity in flight, as captured by the Mars Rover.
Ingenuity, a NASA helicopter no heavier than a 2-liter bottle of soda, has pulled off the first powered, controlled flight on another planet. The feat took place at 12:31 a.m. PT on Monday morning, but it wasn’t until over three hours later that NASA engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory received the first data from Mars.
The first flight of Ingenuity is an impressive milestone in space exploration, paving the way for future missions…

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