Ingenuity takes its third flight on Mars


Ingenuity lifts off from the Martian floor | NASA/JPL

NASA’s tiny Ingenuity helicopter made its third profitable flight on Mars early Sunday, and flew greater and sooner than it did even when it was being examined on Earth. At about 1:31 AM ET, the helicopter ascended 16 ft and flew 164 ft throughout its 80 second third flight, at a high velocity of 6.6 ft per second.

NASA obtained the flight information shortly after 10AM ET. “In the present day’s flight was what we deliberate for, and but it was nothing in need of wonderful,” NASA’s Dave Lavery stated in an announcement. “With this flight, we’re demonstrating vital capabilities that may allow the addition of an aerial dimension to future Mars missions.”

In its second mission on Thursday, Ingenuity made a 51.9-second flight, touring seven ft. For Ingenuity’s first…

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