NASA’s Mars helicopter completes 67 flights on Mars

Los Angeles, Dec 5 (UNI) NASA’s Mars helicopter accomplished its 67th flight on the Purple Planet over the weekend, the company stated on Monday.

The helicopter reached an altitude of 12 meters and traveled 393 meters for greater than two minutes on Saturday, in keeping with NASA.

The helicopter, named Ingenuity, arrived at Mars’ Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021, hooked up to the stomach of NASA’s Perseverance rover. The helicopter is a expertise demonstration to check powered flight on one other planet for the primary time.

The helicopter was designed to fly for as much as 90 seconds, to distances of virtually 300 meters at a time and about 3 to 4.5 meters from the bottom, in keeping with NASA.

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