Mars helicopter Ingenuity aces 18th Red Planet flight (video) – Space December 17, 2021 – Space Saturday December 18, 2021

I saw this recently on Space Mars helicopter Ingenuity aces 18th Red Planet flight (video) https://www.space.com/mars-helicopter-ingenuity-flight-18 Slightly longer article, but here’s what I considered the first portion of the article. I thought it was a good Space Saturday post. It has a video.

By Mike Wall December 17, 2021

Ingenuity just keeps going.

NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity has soared through alien skies yet again.

“The #MarsHelicopter keeps going, going, going! Ingenuity successfully completed its 18th flight, adding 124.3 seconds to its overall time aloft on the Red Planet,” officials with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Southern California, which manages Ingenuity’s pioneering mission, said via Twitter today (Dec. 17).

Ingenuity covered 754 feet (230 meters) of ground while cruising at 5.6 mph (9.0 kph) during the flight, which took place on Wednesday (Dec. 15), JPL officials added. 

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1 Response to Mars helicopter Ingenuity aces 18th Red Planet flight (video) – Space December 17, 2021 – Space Saturday December 18, 2021

  1. SLIMJIM says:

    Saw the video in the link; that’s so cool they were able to do that “helo” operation on Mars though I did read there were communication complications

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