Mars Ingenuity helicopter broadcasts epic photo on rover runway, prepares for third flight on Sunday

The history of NASA Helicopter ingenuity on Mars will make its third Red Planet flight this weekend, if all goes according to plan.

The Ingenuity team is aiming for exit number three early Sunday morning (April 25). The flight plan instructs Ingenuity to fly approximately 5 meters above the ground of Jezero de Mars crater, travel a total of 330 feet (100 m), and stay aloft for 80 seconds, with the pilot in NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory chief Håvard Grip. wrote in a blog post today (April 23).

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