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NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity lands at new airfield after 5th flight –

Ingenuity just made a one-way flight as its mission enters a new phase.



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NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter
is now exploring a new airfield on the Red Planet.
Ingenuity made its fifth Martian flight today (May 7), lifting off from the floor of Jezero Crater at 3:26 p.m. EDT (1926 GMT). The 4-lb. (1.8 kilograms) chopper climbed to an altitude of 16.5 feet (5 meters) and cruised south for 423 feet (129 m), following the same path it took last week on flight number four
, NASA officials said.
But unlike that April 30 jaunt and the three others that preceded it, today’s trip…

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