Mars helicopter flight: NASA Ingenuity makes history | USA TODAY

Mars helicopter flight: NASA Ingenuity makes history | USA TODAY 1


NASA makes history with the "first flight of a powered aircraft on another planet," Mars.


The Mars Ingenuity helicopter made its first successful flight on Monday – the first powered flight on another planet.

The 4-pound craft rose to a height of nearly 10 feet, hovered for about 39 seconds and rotated 100 degrees toward the waiting Perseverance rover before landing, NASA said.

The flight took place at about 12:33 p.m. Mars time, 3:34 a.m. EDT on Earth. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory broadcast reception of test results live at about 6:46 a.m. EDT.

Sixty days after landing on Mars, Perseverance recorded Ingenuity as it made – in a test evoking the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk in 1903 – its historic flight.

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37 Comments on "Mars helicopter flight: NASA Ingenuity makes history | USA TODAY"

  1. RAJPUt Pushpendra | April 19, 2021 at 11:22 AM | Reply

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  2. I’m no longer waiting for the stimulus check because i earn $22,090 every 14-16 days recently

  3. Amazing. Can’t wait to see humans on Mars someday.

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  5. Nathaniel Campbell | April 19, 2021 at 11:39 AM | Reply

    Just wow

  6. Good Job NASA!

  7. That Yello Jello Guy | April 19, 2021 at 11:52 AM | Reply

    🤣 right

  8. Amazing. Ive never been to Arizona, so this is new to me.

  9. What about the border crisis or the riots that are happening everywhere? News media has become so biased it shouldn’t be watched anymore.

  10. 🔥Laughing Karrot🔥 | April 19, 2021 at 12:03 PM | Reply

    Good job universal studios

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  12. Charles Frazier | April 19, 2021 at 12:31 PM | Reply

    I didn’t know Mars had an Earth-like atmosphere. Hmmm

  13. stradi varius | April 19, 2021 at 1:30 PM | Reply

    Bravo les USA, you re the best

  14. We should’ve already touch down on Mars like a decade ago

  15. Busch Wacker | April 19, 2021 at 1:34 PM | Reply

    So we can put a helicopter on Mars but we can’t give every illegal alien a blower ?

  16. GAIL rowland | April 19, 2021 at 1:35 PM | Reply

    Looks like NASA is making another low-budget movie in the desert.

  17. The fact that they spent years sending land-based rovers to places that broke repeatedly prior to even thinking of flight exploration tells all you need to know about the agency.

  18. This is super cool

  19. Super exciting

  20. None of your business | April 19, 2021 at 2:48 PM | Reply

    Waste damn tax payers money there nothing damn there but rocks no one gives a damn

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