The $85 million tech demo was supposed to end a few days ago, but NASA extended the mission by at least a month to get more flying time.
This type of reconnaissance will prove useful to human missions, by scoping out the best paths for them and reaching locations that aren't accessible.
A glitch associated with its "watchdog timer," which alerts it to potential problems, pauses its processes if it thinks it has detected an error.
The helicopter on this third flight covered 50 meters of distance, reaching the speed of two meters per second.
This flight lasted 51.9 seconds with the helicopter climbing five meters and also moved sideways.
Perseverance rover sent a video showing the chopper hovering three meters for 10 seconds, then touching back down.
Flight is a true challenge on Mar because the air is so thin and it has to spin its rotor blades much faster than it does on Earth
Ingenuity will be attempting to fly in an atmosphere that is one percent the density of Earth's, which makes achieving lift harder.
A successful take-off and hover attempt on its first flight will accomplish 90 percent of the project's key goals, a mission expert said.
Mission controllers also completed a software update replacing the rover's landing program, with one they will rely on to study the planet.
In snippets of sound after the landing, the mechanical hum of the rover's systems and gusts of wind are audible.
NASA could be first space agency to fly a helicopter on another planet as Perseverance gets ready to land
NASA describes Ingenuity's mission as a "technology demonstration": a project that seeks to test a new capability together with the astrobiology mission of Perseverance.
NASA's Mars Helicopter Ingenuity aboard the Perseverance rover recharges for the first time in space
If Ingenuity manages to withstand the harsh environment on Mars, scientists at JPL will give it a 31 Earth day test flight window.
The mission is supposed to lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida aboard the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.
NASA planning to fly Ingenuity Helicopter on Mars to prove that powered-flight is possible on a planet other than Earth
Ingenuity's has an antenna, solar panel, landing legs and two rotors which makes deploying it a challenge.
The Mastcam-Z, located on the rover’s head, can zoom into images and will help the mission create 3D imagery more easily.