Fri. May 14th, 2021

The drone, called Ingenuity, was airborne for less than a minute, but it is the first powered, controlled flight by an aircraft on another world.

Ingenuity was carried to Mars in the belly of Nasa’s Perseverance Rover, which touched down on the Red Planet in February.

This successful attempt means that a further four flights will be attempted over the coming days, each one taking the helicopter further afield.

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5 thoughts on “Nasa successfully flies small helicopter on Mars – BBC News”
  1. The day we all could be as happy as these engineers for these mankind achievements, the world would be an interesting place to live.

  2. Absolutely awesome! Great to see some good progression! Imagine If we stopped all the violence and put more resources into moving forward as a species.

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