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NASA unveils details of Mars helicopter Ingenuity, containing piece of Wright brothers’ first plane – ABC News

The Ingenuity hitched a ride to Mars with the Perserverance rover, now NASA is preparing for the helicopter to make its first flights next month.

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NASA has provided a preview of how it hopes the helicopter named Ingenuity will deploy from the rover resting on the surface of Mars and fly in the planet’s thin atmosphere.
Key points:

  • NASA hopes the aircraft will have the first powered, controlled flight on another planet
  • Like other space missions, the Ingenuity carries a small piece of the Wright brothers’ aircraft
  • NASA plans to launch the first flight next month

The helicopter hitched a ride to the Red Planet with the Perseverance rover, arriving…

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