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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Completes Historic First Flight

The chopper hovered above Jezero Crater for a total 39.1 seconds.

Ingenuity took this shot while hovering over the Martian surface. (Photo via NASA/JPL-Caltech)

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter today became the first aircraft to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. After initial delays, the chopper took off at 3:34 a.m. ET (12:33 Mars time), …

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