Nasa's Mars helicopter's third flight
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- Nasa's mini helicopter Ingenuity successfully completed its third flight on Mars, moving farther and faster than ever before.
- It achieved a peak speed of 6.6 feet per second.
- The helicopter on this third flight covered 64 feet (50 meters) of distance.
- It was a test for the helicopter's autonomous navigation system.
- Ingenuity's rotors have span four feet.
- They have to spin at 2,400 revolutions per minute to achieve lift.
- These revolutions are about five times more than a helicopter on Earth due to less density compared to Earth.
Source: The Hindu