NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has made its fourth and furthest flight

NASA’s Perseverance rover captured this image of the Ingenuity helicopter during its fourth flight

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The Ingenuity helicopter has flown on Mars once again. During its fourth flight on 30 April, the drone flew further and faster than ever before – and it is far from finished, as NASA also announced a month-long extension to its mission.

Ingenuity achieved all of the main goals of its mission in its first three flights, so the aim of the fourth flight was to push beyond that slightly. The fourth flight lasted nearly two minutes, during which the helicopter flew 266 metres and reached a top speed of 13 kilometres per…



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