NASA has just unveiled
incredible new footage of its helicopter Ingenuity on a record-breaking flight on the Red Planet last month.
Video shows the tiny
Red Planet chopper as it flew across a distance of 2,310 feet at a speed of 12 mph, with a view of Red Planet sands whirring by below.
It flew faster and further
than ever before with a maximum altitude of 33 feet, roughly the equivalent height of a three-story house.
Ingenuity sends its data
to the Perseverance rover, which hands off the information to a passing Mars orbiter. Data is then transmitted from Mars to NASA
Since videos are
larger than images, it takes a while to send stuff via interplanetary networks
Helicopter has increased
its initial five-flight manifest by almost sixfold and is well into an extended mission as it accompanies the Perseverance life-seeking rover.