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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter spends its first night in frigid Martian temperatures
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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter spends its first night in frigid Martian temperatures

The first flight will see it climbing to a height of three meters, hover there for 30 seconds and then descend.

Seven minutes of terror: Understanding the tech Perseverance will need to survive Mars' landing
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Seven minutes of terror: Understanding the tech Perseverance will need to survive Mars' landing

The Perseverance rover, about the size of a car, is the largest Mars payload ever — weighing a tonne on Earth.

NASA could be first space agency to fly a helicopter on another planet as Perseverance gets ready to land
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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.