Ingenuity Mars helicopter, 33rd flight!

The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter from NASA has taken off once more.

This past weekend, on its 33rd extraterrestrial sortie, the spacecraft stayed in the air for about a minute.

Ingenuity, a component of NASA's Perseverance rover mission to search for life,

on Saturday, September 24, and managed a flight of slightly over 55 seconds.

The rotorcraft, which weighed four pounds (1.8 kilogrammes), rose around ten metres (33 feet) into the air.

and shifted position by 365 feet (111 metres) before landing,

the Southern California-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for NASA

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