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NASA makes history by flying helicopter on Mars

First flight of a NASA helicopter on Mars
First flight of a NASA helicopter on Mars; | PC: AP

NASA’s Helicopter Engineering on Mars has made history with its first flight.

This is the first time a helicopter has been controlled from the ground and flown to another planet.

NASA's Helicopter's First Flight on Mars
First flight of a NASA helicopter on Mars; | PC: NASA

This small helicopter flew to Mars on April 19 and rose to a height of 3 meters in the air and then landed again on the land of the Red Planet.

“We can now say that man can fly a rotorcraft on another planet,” said MiMi Aung, engineer Mars Helicopter Project Manager.

The helicopter is part of a project to test a variety of advanced technologies for the first time.

NASA's Helicopter 'sFirst Flight on Mars
NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter in flight on Mars.

Data from the helicopter’s first automatic flight will reach the ground in a few hours.

Pictures of the flight show the shadow of the helicopter on the surface of Mars, while a video shows it landing on the surface.

The helicopter is believed to have landed on Mars in February with a NASA mission.

NASA’s Perseus rover robot will search for traces of microbial life on the Red Planet (Mars).

Perseverance rover took a selfie with the Ingenuity helicopter on April 6
Perseverance rover took a selfie with the Ingenuity helicopter on April 6; | PC: NASA

Landing on Mars was the most dangerous project of the $2.7 billion and 2-year effort, the main purpose of which is to dig into the possible traces of microbes that existed on Mars 3 billion years ago when the fourth planet in the solar system warmed the sun, Moist and potentially conducive to life.

Scientists hope to find life patterns from this ancient site, and the Perseverance is designed to find rocks from Mars so that they can be analyzed on Earth in the future. Which will be the first samples collected by humans from another planet.

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