NASA’s helicopter drone Ingenuity has completed its third flight, which is the longest and fastest flight to date.
After two trips, the helicopter made a smaller trip on the planet’s surface, and in the third trip, it covered a distance of 50 meters. The helicopter also rises at a speed of two meters per second.
-Ingenuity project leader Dave Lavery said that today’s flight went according to plan, which is simply unbelievable.
The drone flight on the Red Planet is the first of its kind. It happened to be the first flight on Monday. The key figure in the project is Håvard Fjær Grip, a Norwegian who works at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.