News > Mars Ingenuity chopper completes 9th and most difficult mission; NASA engineers upbeat

Mars Ingenuity chopper completes 9th and most difficult mission; NASA engineers upbeat

10/07/2021 04:50 PM | Click to read full article

NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has pushed its limits to successfully complete its ninth and "most challenging" flight since it first took off on the Red Planet, US space agency NASA has said.

"#MarsHelicopter pushes its Red Planet limits. The rotorcraft completed its 9th and most challenging flight yet, flying for 166.4 seconds at a speed of 5 m/s," NASA tweeted. During Flight 9, the mini chopper flew over a rugged region called "Seitah”