During What The Mission Team
described as Ingenuity’s “most ambitious flight” among its 25 trips to date, the 4-pound, 19-inch-high helicopter flew a distance of 2,324.2 feet
It Also Edged To
its fastest flight speed yet, hitting 12.3 mph (0.5 m/s) and beating its previous record by 1.3 mph (0.6 m/s).
Ingenuity's Record-Breaking Flight
took place on April 8, though the mission team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which is overseeing the mission,
The history books in April 2021 when it became the first aircraft to achieve powered, controlled flight on another planet.
25th Helicopter Flight Takes Ingenuity
closer to its next destination: A delta inside the Jezero Crater that could contain evidence of ancient microbial life
NASA’s First Space Helicopter
has performed way beyond expectations, giving engineers the confidence to consider building a more advanced flying machine for future missions.