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NASA's Mars helicopter nailed its 10th flight - double what engineers had hoped Ingenuity would do

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The Ingenuity helicopter on Mars, sitting where the Perseverance rover dropped it, on April 5, 2021.
NASA/JPL-Caltech
NASA's Ingenuity helicopter completed its 10th flight on Mars Saturday.
That's twice the number of flights that NASA originally planned for the little drone.
Engineers thought Ingenuity would crash much earlier, but it's now on an extended mission.
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The "little helicopter that could" has done it again. NASA's Ingenuity helicopter on Mars, a tissue-box-sized rotorcraft that landed with the Perseverance rover in February, completed...
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