NASA’s Mars Helicopter Completes First Historic Test Flight on Another Planet

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory confirmed Ingenuity’s successful lift off into the Martian sky after receiving data from the Perseverance rover

An image taken by the Mars Helicopter Ingenuity during it's first test flight. The image is black and white and shows the helicopter's shadow on the Martian surface.
Soon after Ingenuity's lift-off and landing, the drone sent a black and white photo of its shadow during the flight back to engineers on Earth through the rover. NASA/JPL-Caltech

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