There are only two potential flights left before NASA winds down its efforts in early May and shifts focus to the Perserverance rover’s main mission. Expect these to be exciting, though. Project manager Mimi Aung said the final two journeys should be “really adventurous” and test the limits of the flying machine.
The successes so far are already likely to have a significant impact on future Mars exploration. Ingenuity is proof that aircraft can fly on the planet despite its very low atmospheric density, and there’s now a good chance that later missions will use drones to survey Mars from perspectives that simply weren’t available before.
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