Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Third Flight Video - Flying Faster & Farther Horizontally

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Here is the full video of NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter flying faster and farther than in previous flights.

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter set a new record by flying 50 meters (164 feet) horizontally at a speed of 2 meters per second (about mph) on Sunday, April 25, 2021. This time it went faster and farther than in its previous flights. It climbed 16 feet (5 meters) high – the same altitude as its second flight. It then headed 50 meters (164 feet) north and returned to land at Wright Brothers Field. The total flight time was about 80 seconds and it covered a total distance of 100 meters (330 feet).

The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter team is looking ahead to planning its fourth flight in a few days’ time.

This video also includes 3 aerial images of Mars that were taken by the helicopter during its second flight

Credit: NASA/JPL

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