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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter just flew sideways over the Martian surface in its second aerial adventure

24 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement NASA's Ingenuity helicopter successfully executed a second, more daring flight over the surface of Mars on Thursday morning.
Ingenuity made its aerial debut with a 10-foot hover on Monday - the first controlled, powered flight ever conducted on another planet. The helicopter flew higher and further on Thursday morning, completing its first sideways movement.
NASA hasn't released more detail, but if the entire flight went according to plan , Ingenuity's rotor blades should have spun furiously at 5:30 a.m. ET, when the sun was high on Mars.
As the rotors reached a...
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