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Ingenuity flies farther and faster than ever on third test flight

Ingenuity hovering on its third flight

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter has again set new records, flying farther and faster than ever on its third test flight on the Red Planet. Taking off from Wright Brothers Field in Jezero Crater on April 25 at 4:31 am EDT, the robotic rotorcraft reached an altitude of 16 ft (5 m) before flying downrange for 164 ft (50 m) at a top speed of 6.6 feet per second (2 m/s).

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