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NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Takes Flight on Mars

by Ryan Whitwam

NASA is no stranger to making history, but today was a major milestone in our exploration of Mars by any measure. After a brief delay, the Ingenuity helicopter lifted off from the floor of Jezero Crater at 3:34 AM EDT. It flew for several seconds before landing safely. This marks the first time a human-made machine has taken flight on another planet. It’s onward…

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