Ingenuity Performs 19th Flight, Perseverance Sets Distance Record Written 9 February 2022


Artist’s concept of the Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, slated to launch on NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission in July 2020. | NASA/JPL-Caltech

SPACE reports that the Ingenuity helicopter “aced a 100-second sortie on Tuesday (Feb. 8), its 19th Red Planet flight overall but its first since Dec. 15.” The flight had been planned for January 5 but was delayed due to a dust storm near the Jezero Crater on Mars.
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