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NASA To Fly Ingenuity Where No Aircraft Has Been Before—Mars

Ingenuity will attempt the first flight on another planet. The four-pound helicopter is strapped to NASA’s Perseverance rover. On Mars, the aircraft will perform a series of test flights to demonstrate if flight is possible. If the missions are a success, Ingenuity can explore Mars in new ways. NASA will use the aircraft to study areas a rover can’t access, like the huge lava tubes.

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