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Mars helicopter successfully flies to a new destination

08/05/2021 11:05 PM | Click to read full article

It's the little chopper that could. After four historic flights, the Ingenuity Mars helicopter successfully flew to a new destination. The 4-pound chopper conducted a one-way flight to its new airfield on Friday.

As with previous flights, Ingenuity took off from Wright Brothers Field, but it's not coming back. The Perseverance rover captured this image of Ingenuity flying through the air on May 7 during its fifth flight.