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Mars Ingenuity helicopter completes record-breaking 25th flight

Mars Ingenuity helicopter completes record-breaking 25th flight

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NASA's Mars Ingenuity helicopter, originally expected to fly only five times, has aced its 25th flight on the Red Planet, setting new personal bests for speed and distance.

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Weighing just 1.8 kg, Ingenuity became the first rotorcraft ever to make powered flight beyond Earth.

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In a blogpost, mission officials shared that Flight 25, performed on April 8, sent Ingenuity soaring 704 metres to the northwest, almost 80 metres longer than the current record by Flight 9.

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The helicopter's ground speed was about 5.5 metres per second, which is another record.

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NASA expected the mini helicopter to be in the rarefied Martian air for about 161.5 seconds, and it flew for 161.3 seconds.

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The 25th flight was the second in five days for Ingenuity and its fifth sortie in the last month.

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