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Ingenuity helicopter’s first flight on Mars released

Nasa has released the full video of humanity’s first powered flight on another planet.

On Monday, the Ingenuity helicopter was shot from the Perseverance rover on Mars, hovered in the air for 30 seconds at a three-meter height, and returned to the ground.

The 1.8-kilogram rotorcraft does not carry any scientific instruments nor will go on any research missions, but the successful test will provide valuable data for Nasa to develop future crafts.

ThePerseverance roverwas parked at “Van Zyl Overlook,” about 64.3 meters away in Mars’ Jezero Crater – capturing the entire flight with its cameras.

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