NASA's Ingenuity helicopter makes historic 1st flight on Mars

NASA's experimental Mars helicopter rose from the planet's dusty red surface into the thin air Monday, achieving the first powered, controlled flight on another planet.

The triumph was hailed as a Wright brothers moment. The mini 1.8-kilogram copter named Ingenuity, in fact, carried a bit of wing fabric from the 1903 Wright Flyer, which made similar history at Kitty Hawk, N.C.

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