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NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Notches 8th Successful Flight with Touchdown at New Airfield After Software Upgrade

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA’s groundbreaking Ingenuity Helicopter notched its 8th successful test flight on the Red Planet this week traveling for more than a minute and achieving a soft touchdown at another new ‘airfield’ – the fifth – after being upgraded with new flight software utilized for the 1st time now on its 3rd operational

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Completes Successful 7th Flight with Touchdown at New ‘Airfield’

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Continuing its astounding first in flight foray on another world NASA’s history making Ingenuity Helicopter successfully completed its 7th test flight on the Red Planet last week and with “no anomalies” unlike the prior flight three weeks earlier – while landing again at a new airfield on its 2nd operational flight transitioning

Ingenuity Mars Helicopter ‘Muscled Through’ In-Flight Anomaly to Survive 6th Flight and Land Safely

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  In a test flight challenging beyond anything planned NASA’s history making Ingenuity Helicopter ‘muscled through’ an in-flight anomaly of swinging, pitching and rolling oscillations of some 20 degrees to survive its demanding sixth flight on Mars this week and is ready to press on with reams of unforeseen knowledge gained – under

Ingenuity Mars Chopper Completes Challenging 4th Test Flight and Assumes Operational Support Role

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  NASA’s Ingenuity chopper completed its extremely challenging 4th test flight on Friday, April 30, by again flying faster and farther than ever before – far surpassing all prelaunch objectives during testing on Earth while making history as humanity’s first aircraft to fly beyond Earth. And because of that and the fact that

NASA Ingenuity Chopper Completes Higher 2nd Test Flight Captures 1st Aerial Color Image of Mars

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter successfully completed its second and more ambitious test flight on Mars on April 22 of the first powered aircraft to fly beyond Earth and simultaneously also captured the first ever aerial color image of the Red Planet – a dramatic view of the rovers tracks crisscrossing the Red Planet’s

NASA Ingenuity Helicopter Targets Ambitious 2nd Martian Test Flight to ‘Go Bigger’ on April 22

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  Following up on the paradigm shifting history making 1st flight of NASA’s experimental Ingenuity mini helicopter earlier this week on Monday, April 19, the gleeful chopper team is now targeting early Thursday, April 22, for the 2nd and more ambitious test flight of the first powered aircraft beyond Earth – on the

NASA Ingenuity Helicopter Succeeds Brilliantly at Historic 1st Test Flight on Another World – Mars !

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – In a paradigm shifting moment for space exploration human ingenuity triumphed under the most trying of flight conditions early this Monday morning when NASA’s experimental Ingenuity mini helicopter succeeded brilliantly at accomplishing its history making attempt at making the first powered flight by an aircraft beyond Earth – on the Planet Mars!

NASA Targets Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Historic Test Flight Apr 19 after Software Update and Successful Spin Test: Watch Live

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA is targeting early Monday, April 19, for the history making first ever controlled test flight of the experimental Ingenuity Mars helicopter on the Red Planet after successfully updating the software to avoid glitches that postponed the inaugural test from last week and then completing a required high speed spin test of the

Ginny and Percy Together! Perseverance Snaps Spectacular 1st Selfie with Ingenuity Helicopter on Mars Ahead of Historic Flight: Mosaic

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Ginny and Percy together on Mars in 1st joint Selfie! NASA’s Perseverance rover has just snapped her first ever selfie on Mars this week on April 6, or Sol 46 – as well as its also being the first joint selfie with the experimental Ingenuity Mars helicopter on the Red Planet – –