NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter has successfully completed its 25th flight to Mars.
On April 8, a 1.8-kilogram dual-rotor helicopter flew over Mars to carry out an engineering team’s plan at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
During the flight, the helicopter covered a distance of 704 meters at a speed of 5.5 meters per second and surveyed the dry river delta in Jezero pit.
This new record-breaking flight was longer than Ingenuity’s first flight on April 19, 2021. In the first flight, the helicopter flew for 30 seconds.
The previous longest flight was on July 5, 2021, when the Ingenuity helicopter covered a distance of 625 meters.
Ingenuity landed on the surface of Mars for the first time on February 18, 2021 aboard NASA’s Presence Rover.
After the helicopter’s first flight to another planet, scientists did not believe it would last that long.
Ingenuity has acted as an air guide for the rover to explore the Jezero Pit.
Regarding this area, scientists believe that in the past there was water in this place and this pit could possibly find traces of life on Mars, if there was ever life on this planet.