Foreign Affairs
NASA’s successful robot helicopter flight on Mars

NASA’s robot helicopter, Ingenuity, made a successful flight on Mars, completing the first controlled flight over the surface of another planet.

The U.S. space agency stated that following this success, NASA will be looking at new ways to explore Mars and other destinations in the solar system, such as Venus planet and Saturn’s moon, Titan.

The solar-operated helicopter made its first flight on Mars, lasting 40 seconds. The robot was transported on Mars, tied to the Mars rover Perseverance, which landed on the planet on the 18th February following a seven-month space voyage.