Should Ingenuity successfully take off on the Red Planet, it will be a “major milestone” as it would mark the first ever powered flight on another planet.

NASA has called it a “Wright brothers moment”, referring to the American aviation pioneers generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world’s first successful motor-operated airplane.

The agency has also attached a stamp-sized piece of the brothers’ 1903 plane wing to Ingenuity.

They also added Ingenuity is intended to be a technology demonstration, and carries no instrumentation.


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