NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter completes 8th flight on Mars

Washington: NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has completed its eighth flight on Mars on Monday, according to NASA.

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It flew for 77.4 seconds and travelled 160 metres to a new landing spot, about 133.5 metres from NASA’s Persevere rover.

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Ingenuity arrived at Mars’ Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, attached to the belly of the Perseverance rover. The helicopter is a technology demonstration with a planned test flight duration of up to 30 Martian days.

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The Mars helicopter was built by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, which also manages this technology demonstration project for NASA Headquarters.

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