Watch: NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity takes flight, makes history

PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 06:48 PM IST
NASA Ingenuity helicopter
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  • NASA's miniature robot helicopter Ingenuity performed a successful takeoff and landing on Mars, achieving the first powered flight on another planet. The triumph was hailed as a Wright Brothers moment. Flight controllers in California confirmed Ingenuity's brief hop after receiving data via the Perseverance rover, which stood watch more than 200 feet. Applause, cheers and laughter erupted in the operations center when success was finally declared. Watch the full video for all the details.

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