NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has taken its second flight on Mars

The Perseverance rover took this picture of Ingenuity on its second flight

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NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has taken to the Martian skies for the second time. On 22 April, the small drone made its second flight a few days after its first, which took place on 19 April.

Ingenuity is the first craft ever to attempt powered flight on another world. In the first flight, it rose 3 metres into the air, hovered for about 30 seconds, and rotated before landing again. The Perseverance rover observed the entire thing from a safe distance.

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