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NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity: What happens next, second flight, future missions – CNET

On Monday, NASA engineers pulled off a historic first: flying a machine on another planet. The feat could change space exploration forever.

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Ingenuity takes flight on Mars in this NASA animation.
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Ingenuity did it! On April 19, the NASA chopper took to the skies over Mars, hovering briefly above the surface before returning to land. But the feat, a turning point in otherworldly exploration, is just the beginning. 
NASA’s wheeled rovers have taught us an incredible amount about Mars. Revealing the planet’s wet history, the chemistry of its soil and the puzzling presence of methane in its atmosphere, the agency’s rolling…

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