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Ingenuity helicopter makes first controlled horizontal flight on Mars

Ingenuity in flight as seen by Perseverance

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter made history again today by flying horizontally for the first time. At 5:33 am EDT, the tissue-box-sized rotorcraft lifted off from what’s been dubbed “Wright Brother’s Field” on the Red Planet and flew for 51.9 seconds before descending safely to the ground.

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