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Nasa flies helicopter on Mars in ‘Wright brothers moment’ which could revolutionise space exploration – The Telegraph

An $85m helicopter named Ingenuity managed to ascend  to around three metres above the surface of Mars

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“A whole new way to explore the alien terrain in our solar system is now at our disposal,” said Nottingham Trent University astronomer Daniel Brown.
This first test flight – with more to come by Ingenuity – holds great promise.
Up to five increasingly ambitious flights are planned, and they could lead the way to a fleet of Martian drones in decades to come, providing aerial views, transporting packages and serving as lookouts for human crews. On Earth, the technology could enable helicopters to…

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