Ingenuity (helicopter)

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Ingenuity on Martian Surface
Ingenuity on Martian Surface

Ingenuity is a small robotic solar helicopter operating on Mars as part of NASA's Mars 2020 mission. On 19 April 2021, it successfully completed the first powered controlled flight by an aircraft on a planet besides Earth, taking off vertically, hovering and landing.[1][2]

In January 2024, Ingenuity had retired after it got damaged. It made 72 flights.

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  1. Palca, Joe (19 April 2021). "Success! NASA's Ingenuity Makes First Powered Flight On Mars". National Public Radio. Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  2. Hotz, Robert Lee (2021-04-19). "NASA's Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Successfully Makes Historic First Flight". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2021-04-19.