Video: Mars: First ever flight of an aircraft on another planet! – Watch the Ingenuity helicopter’s first flight on Mars

[This is amazing. Yet another Western science first. I was keen to see this, and they managed to film it. It's incredible. They've done 2 flights on Mars. They have 4 planned in total before the vehicle is destroyed by the cold. Each flight will be more ambitious and longer and more complex. This is going to be astounding. The atmosphere is 1% that of the Earth's so making the helicopter fly is really tricky and the rotor blades have to spin extremely fast. It will be very awesome when vehicles on other planets can begin flying around the planets! Jan]

Humans just made history: flying an autonomous helicopter on another planet, more than 100 million miles away.

Here’s the video:

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