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NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter makes historic first flight on Mars – ABC News

The NASA team watched at command headquarters as the first data, which included a grainy black and white image, confirmed the helicopter had succeeded.

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NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter may only have been in the air for less than a minute, but it has gone down in history as the first aircraft to achieve powered flight on Mars.
Key points:

  • The first human-made powered aircraft has successfully flown on another planet
  • Data confirming the successful flight of the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter arrived at NASA just before 9:00pm AEST on Monday
  • Footage of the flight,  as well as a still image of the surface of March from the helicopter, were also been sent back…

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