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Ingenuity keeps breaking records as it prepares for the next phase of its mission – Salon

The Ingenuity Mars ‘copter is working so well that NASA wants to use it to help Perseverance’s science mission



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Ingenuity, the 4-pound helicopter that hitched a ride to Mars on Perseverance, continues to impress us here on Earth. Not only did the solar-powered helicopter overcome massive barriers to succeed in becoming the first powered-controlled flight on another planet, but it keeps breaking records and exceeding engineers’ expectations.
As Salon previously reported, there was no guarantee that Ingenuity would even survive its first night alone before takeoff. Nightly temperatures on Mars plummet to minus…

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