NASA's Mars helicopter just made a short but important flight

NASA's Mars helicopter just made a short but important flight

Ingenuity wasn't built for Mars' rough and uneven terrain but rather for neat surfaces like the Wright Brothers Field – the large, flat and rock-free site on Mars that NASA chose as Ingenuity's Martian airfield. NASA, appropriately, named the airfield after US aviation pioneers, the Wright brothers, after Ingenuity's inaugural Mars flight last year. The newly installed software update should help Ingenuity handle less forgiving landing conditions as it continues exploring the rocky Jezero Crater. The two key features of …