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NASA’s Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Will Continue Flying Through September (At Least)

clevernessFlying days are extended again.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) announced today (March 15) that the Martian miniature helicopter now has clearance to continue flying until at least September. As part of this extension, Ingenuity will also include some special upgrades that will allow the 4 lb (1.8 kg) drone to make bolder flights in support of the persevering rover mission it landed with in February 2021.