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NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity lands at new airfield after 5th flight

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter is now exploring a new airfield on the Red Planet.

Ingenuity made its fifth Martian flight today (May 7), lifting off from the floor of Jezero Crater at 3:26 p.m. EDT (1926 GMT). The 4-lb. (1.8 kilograms) chopper climbed to an altitude of 16.5 feet (5 meters) and cruised south for 423 feet (129 m), following the same path it took last week on flight number four, NASA officials said.

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