Ingenuity helicopter makes 43rd Mars flight, longest in 10 months

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter flew once more on Thursday (Feb. 16), covering more ground on the Red Planet than it has in a single sortie in nearly a year.

The flight was 43rd overall (opens in new tab) for the 4-pound (1.8 kg) Ingenuity, which landed on Mars’ Jezero crater floor with the Perseverance rover in February 2021.

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