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Perseverance Rover’s Drone Chopper Has Touched Down on Mars – PCMag AU

The Ingenuity drone helicopter will now need to survive the brutally cold nights on Mars by itself as NASA prepares to fly the machine later this month.



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The drone helicopter on board the Perseverance rover has officially touched down on the surface of Mars in preparation for its upcoming flight. 
Over the weekend, NASA tweeted out an image, showing the Ingenuity drone chopper successfully standing upright on the Martian surface, and seemingly ready for take off . 
The drone rode to Mars while attached to Perseverances belly. A debris shield underneath protected the drone during the stunning descent that Perseverance made…

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