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Monday, 19 April 2021

NASA's helicopter on Mars performs first powered aircraft flight on another planet

NASA's helicopter on Mars performs first powered aircraft flight on another planet

History was made on Monday as NASA's helicopter on Mars, Ingenuity, performed the first ever flight of a powered aircraft on another planet.

To say it was no mean feat is an understatement â€" here's a full explainer on why flying a helicopter on Mars is so damn hard. The moment also came after a painful wait for an all-too-familiar software update to the helicopter's onboard computer last week, following an issue spotted in a rotor test.

But around 3:30 a.m. ET on Monday, NASA successfully conducted a flight from the Martian surface, the first time a controlled, powered aircraft has done so on another planet. The images made it back to Earth around 7:00 a.m. ET, and they are something to behold. Read more...

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