NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight
New this morning. It's being hailed as another Wright brothers moment, but on a different planet altimeter data that ingenuity and perform this first life the first light of a powered aircraft. Another planet. The excitement from flight controllers in California is over NASA's experimental $85 million Mars helicopter. Which rose from a dusty red surface into the thin air on Mars this morning, achieving the first powered controlled flight on another planet. That £4 helicopter named ingenuity was carrying a bit of wing fabric from the 1903 Wright Flyer, which made similar history at Kitty Hawk in North Carolina.