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NASA’s Mars helicopter soars past 1-mile mark in 10th flight over Red Planet

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NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity has flown its first mile on the Red Planet. 

The small chopper surpassed the 1-mile (1.6 km) mark of its total flight distance on Saturday (July 24) when soared over a rocky region called “Raised Ridges” at its Jezero Crater home. The sortie was the 10th and highest trip yet for Ingenuity, which arrived on Mars with NASA’s Perseverance rover in February. Ingenuity’s first flight occurred in April.

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