The Ingenuity is a drone-like helicopter that completed its first flight on Mars. This achievement reflects a new horizon for space exploration, as new places are discovered and studied.
Flying the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars is the equivalent of flying one at about 100,000 feet on Earth. Tricky, considering the highest helicopter flight ever recorded maxed out at 42,000 feet.
The maiden flight of Mars helicopter was a significant advance in propulsion technology.
This summer, NASA's Mars Perseverance rover is taking the next giant leap in our search for signs of life beyond Earth.