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NASA engineers expected their Mars helicopter to crash after 5 liftoffs. It just landed its 15th flight.

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter was on Mars when the Perseverance Rover dropped it on April 5, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA sent the Ingenuity helicopter
Ingenuity Back in Action on Mars on its 14th Flight
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Ingenuity Back in Action on Mars on its 14th Flight

On October 24, the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter flew a brief hop flight, giving the mission team both relief and a look forward to future flights. The
Mars helicopter Ingenuity soars through Red Planet's summer air after radio blackout (video)
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Mars helicopter Ingenuity soars through Red Planet's summer air after radio blackout (video)

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter has completed its 14th flight test on Mars. This demonstrates its ability to fly in Mars' summer weather conditions. The
NASA’s Mars Helicopter Is In Trouble
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NASA’s Mars Helicopter Is In Trouble

It was forced to abandon its most recent flight attempt. Flight Anomaly NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter was delayed due to an anomaly in its
Mars on the Cheap: Scientists Are Working to Revolutionize Access to the Red Planet
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Mars on the Cheap: Scientists Are Working to Revolutionize Access to the Red Planet

NASA and the European Space Agency have plans for complex missions to return samples to Mars. However, many researchers are developing low-cost,
Flying on Mars getting tougher as Ingenuity helicopter gears up for 14th hop
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Flying on Mars getting tougher as Ingenuity helicopter gears up for 14th hop

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter, which is being prepared for its 14th Red Planet flight is finding it more difficult due to the thinned Martian air.
NASA Helicopter Has Been Zipping About On Mars, Paving The Way For Drone Exploration
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NASA Helicopter Has Been Zipping About On Mars, Paving The Way For Drone Exploration

NASA Helicopter has been zipping about on Mars, Paving the Way for Drone Exploration NASA's Ingenuity helicopter spent the summer orbiting Mars. Its
After six months on Mars, NASA's tiny copter is still flying high
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After six months on Mars, NASA's tiny copter is still flying high

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter was photographed by the Perseverance Rover on Mars on June 15, 2021. It was supposed to fly only five times. NASA's Mars
China Appears to Be Working on a Clone of NASA’s Mars Helicopter
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China Appears to Be Working on a Clone of NASA’s Mars Helicopter

This thing does indeed look familiar. Copy Cat This one has never been seen before. China's National Space Science Center (CNNSC), has displayed a
Thanks to Ingenuity’s Pictures, Perseverance Knows Where to Drive to Next
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Thanks to Ingenuity’s Pictures, Perseverance Knows Where to Drive to Next

Scientists and engineers now have a new tool for the Perseverance rover to help them determine where it will go next. The Ingenuity helicopter, a