Photo: Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Successfully Completes 9th, Most Challenging Flight - NASA
The tweet was accompanied by a photo of Ingenuity’s shadow captured by its navigation camera.
#MarsHelicopter pushes its Red Planet limits. 🚁— NASA JPL (@NASAJPL) July 5, 2021
The rotorcraft completed its 9th and most challenging flight yet, flying for 166.4 seconds at a speed of 5 m/s. Take a look at this shot of Ingenuity’s shadow captured with its navigation camera. https://t.co/TNCdXWcKWE pic.twitter.com/zUIbrr7Qw9
According to NASA, the experiments with Ingenuity are critical to understanding the future of transportation on Mars. Presumably, flying is the most reliable and fastest way to travel around the planet.