NASA successfully makes first one-way flight by Mars ingenious helicopter

One of the navigation cameras on NASA’s Mars rover rover captured images of the ingenious helicopter’s fifth aircraft.

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The Mars Intelligence Helicopter The new theme song should be one way or another of Blondie. Of NASA Rotorcraft developed its first one-way aircraft Friday. Prior to that, the helicopter operated like an internal pigeon, constantly returning to the same planet.

The flight started at 12:26 pm and lasted for 108 seconds. The ingenuity flew at an altitude of about 16 feet (5 meters) above the surface and then flew 423 feet (129 meters) south to the new airport. Upon reaching that mark, it reached a height of 33 feet (10 meters) to take some pictures of the landscape. Now waiting for future instructions from the ingenious mission controllers, diligently aired,

Used by the ingenuity team Rotorcraft is the fourth aircraft To test the new landing space, this NASA described in a statement “Flat like a cake.” The aerospace company does not want its test engine to touch rocks that can be tilted.

Ingenuity has been a star on Mars. It has completed a series of increasingly ambitious flights, entering a new stage of demonstration if the next plane wins. The helicopter team will focus on showing how it can be used to explore and assist the landscape. Diligence Rover In its own scientific work.

NASA seems to be surprised at the helicopter’s exploits. Ingenious mechanical engineering lead Josh Ravich wrote in an update: “Our helicopter is stronger than we expected.”

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