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NASA helicopter takes first flight on Mars – The West Australian

NASA has sent a miniature helicopter buzzing over the surface of Mars.



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NASAs Ingenuity helicopter has completed a flight on Mars, becoming the first man-made craft to take to the sky on another planet, the US space agency says.
The tiny helicopter, which weighs 1.8kg and is powered by four lithium batteries, took off at about 8.15pm on Monday (AEST) and flew about 3 metres into the air, briefly hovered in place for 30 seconds and then returned to the surface of Mars, NASA said.
Overall, the flight took 39.1 seconds, NASA said.
Ingenuity is the latest in a long and…

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