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NASA's Mars helicopter shattered previous records in its fourth aerial adventure

13 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Left: Ingenuity on the surface of Mars. Right: An illustration of Ingenuity flying.
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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter successfully executed a fourth flight over Mars on Friday.
The excursion took the helicopter farther and faster than the prior three.
NASA engineers have given Ingenuity a surprise second mission to scout new Martian territory .
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NASA's Mars helicopter keeps exceeding expectations: Ingenuity completed its fourth flight on Friday, traveling farther over the Martian surface than on any of its previous journeys. NASA...
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NASA is giving its Ingenuity helicopter a surprise second mission on Mars

13 days ago   |   By Business Insider

NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter and its Perseverance rover .
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NASA is giving its Ingenuity Mars helicopter a second mission: to scout out new terrain.
While the Perseverance rover searches for signs of alien life, Ingenuity will fly to a new airfield.
NASA will use data from this secondary mission to inform future interplanetary helicopters.
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NASA's pioneering Mars helicopter has exceeded expectations so significantly that the agency is giving it a second life. Ingenuity flew over the red planet's surface for the first time...
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