Category: ingenuity

NASA’s Mars helicopter broke during a mysterious communication blackout. Now it will never fly again.

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter on Mars, in a close-up from the Perseverance rover’s cameras. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU NASA says its Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, broke beyond repair during a mysterious communication lapse. Imagery suggests that at least one of the helicopter’s blades was damaged during its final flight. Ingenuity soared past NASA’s wildest dreams by flying 72 times. It was a huge success. NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter, the little drone that’s…