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So a helicopter flew on Mars for the first time. A space physicist explains why that’s such a big deal

Flying the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars is the equivalent of flying one at about 100,000 feet on Earth. Tricky, considering the highest helicopter flight ever recorded maxed out at 42,000 feet.

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So a helicopter flew on Mars for the first time. A space physicist explains why that’s such a big deal

Flying the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars is the equivalent of flying one at about 100,000 feet on Earth. Tricky, considering the highest helicopter flight ever recorded maxed out at 42,000 feet.

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