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NASA Mars helicopter pulls off ‘nail-biter’ ninth flight over rough terrain

Ingenuity saw its own shadow during its ninth flight. NASA/JPL-Caltech When NASA sent the Ingenuity helicopter to Mars, it was gamble. Now it’s pushing its limits, flying fast and reaching new heights. NASA announced on Monday that Ingenuity successfully completed its ninth and “most challenging” flight, and we now have the details of what NASA called…

Ingenuity Helicopter Takes an Ambitious Shortcut on Mars in Record-Breaking Ninth Flight

The Ingenuity helicopter has stuck the landing of its most difficult flight yet, the craft’s ninth. The helicopter took a high-speed sojourn over rough terrain.NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced the flight’s success this morning in a tweet. The helicopter’s chief pilot, Håvard Grip, and its chief engineer, Bob Balaram, had earlier described their intentions for…

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