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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter completes 8th flight on Mars


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2021 Jun 23, 9:57, Washington
This image made available by the China National Space Administration on Thursday, March 4, 2021, shows a high-resolution photo of the surface of Mars taken by China's Tianwen-1 probe as it orbits the planet in preparation for landing. China says a cohort of astronauts have been selected and are in training to carry out four crewed missions this year as the country works to complete its first permanent orbiting space station. (CNSA via AP)

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter has completed its eighth flight on Mars on Monday, according to NASA.

It flew for 77.4 seconds and traveled 160 meters to a new landing spot, about 133.5 meters from NASA's Persevere rover.

Ingenuity arrived at Mars' Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, attached to the belly of the Perseverance rover. The helicopter is a technology demonstration with a planned test flight duration of up to 30 Martian days.

The Mars helicopter was built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, which also manages this technology demonstration project for NASA Headquarters. 

NASA Mars Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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