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NASA extends Mars helicopter Ingenuity’s high-flying mission on Red Planet –

Ingenuity has 30 extra Martian days to fly.



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NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity
will keep flying for an additional 30 days (at least), on an extended mission that will test the chopper’s ability to be a “scout,” the agency announced today (April 30). 
Ingenuity was originally slated to operate for  30 days on Mars, conducting a technology-demonstrating mission designed to test whether or not powered, controlled flight is possible on Mars. However, with the success of its first three flights, NASA has decided to extend the helicopter mission…

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