NASA said, A helicopter has made the first ever flight on another planet.
The Ingenuity mini-helicopter took to the Martian skies this morning – hovering 10ft (three meters) in the air before touching back down on the planet’s surface, the space agency said.
It marks NASA’s first attempt at a powered, controlled flight on another planet.
Data from the flight will return from Mars to Earth in a few hours’ time.
NASA’s Perseverance rover provided support during flight operations, taking images, collecting environmental data, and hosting the base station that enabled the helicopter to communicate with mission controllers on Earth.