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Why flying NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter on Mars is so hard – Mashable

NASA’s Ingenuity could make history in April.



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On Earth, humans put more than a century of work into the art of flying. On Mars, were just getting started.
NASAs four-pound helicopter, Ingenuity, touched down on the the surface of Mars on April 3 and will begin test flights in early April. It will be the first time humans have flown anything on another planet. 
In a nod to the Wright brothers’ first flight, its carrying a tiny piece of the plane that flew at Kitty Hawk. If all goes well, Ingenuity could take up to five 90-second flights over…

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