Watch NASA’s Mars helicopter take its fastest and longest flight

A year after completing the first powered and controlled flight on another world, NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter is still setting records on Mars. The chopper recently hit a pair of new milestones: its farthest and fastest ever flights on the red planet. The rotorcraft traveled 704 meters at a speed of 19 kmph on its landmark 25th flight. That might not win a Grand Prix on Earth, but it’s pretty impressive on Mars. The red planet’s atmosphere is less than 1% as dense as ours, and its temperature can plunge to minus 130 degrees. NASA this week shared a black-and-white film…

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