NASA Mars rover Perseverance gently drops its drone helicopter Ingenuity to the ground. A full flight test of the drone is due to take place in April – probably around 8 April. This will become the first aircraft to have worked extra-terrestrially excepting the “hopper” explorers that have “flown” – actually jumped around asteroids etc.
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