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Earthlings have long stared up at the fiery Red Planet. On Monday, a tiny helicopter, Ingenuity, flew on Mars. It was an extraordinary feat: the first-ever powered flight on another planet.

Space enthusiasts around the world are buzzing about the newest images beamed back to Earth from Mars after Monday’s pioneering mini-helicopter flight on the Red Planet. @tomcostellonbc  has the latest.

NASA’s experimental helicopter Ingenuity rose into the thin air above the dusty red surface of Mars on Monday, achieving the first powered flight by an aircraft on another planet. #NASA  #MarsHelicopter  #Mars 

NASA launched its Mars helicopter #Ingenuity  from the surface of the Red Planet earlier Monday, marking the 1st powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet.

??"ULTIMATE DREAM"| Hailed as a Wright Brothers moment, NASA's experimental Mars helicopter rose from the dusty red surface into the thin air Monday, achieving the first powered, controlled flight on another planet.

@NASA 's experimental helicopter Ingenuity rose into the thin air above the dusty red surface of Mars on Monday, achieving the first powered flight by an aircraft on another planet.

NASA’s experimental helicopter Ingenuity rose into the thin air above the dusty red surface of Mars on Monday, achieving the first powered flight by an aircraft on another planet.

NASA’s experimental helicopter Ingenuity rose into the thin air above the dusty red surface of Mars on Monday, achieving the first powered flight by an aircraft on another planet.

NASA’s experimental Mars helicopter rose from the dusty red surface into the thin air Monday, achieving the first powered, controlled flight on another planet.

NASA’s experimental helicopter Ingenuity rose into the thin air above the dusty red surface of Mars on Monday, achieving the first powered flight by an aircraft on another planet.

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A robotic helicopter that NASA sent to Mars will try on Monday morning to rise a few feet in the air, hover and come back down. With that, it would become the first machine to fly through the air of the red planet. ?

Our #CountdownToMars  is on! Join our experts on @reddit  to ask anything about the mission, the @NasaPersevere  rover, the @MarsRovers  Ingenuity helicopter @NASA_Technologyr  launching to the Red Planet next week. ? Monday, July 27 ? 4:30pm ET ?

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Nothing like roving the Red Planet ?? Join us and the @SpaceFoundation  on Monday at 1pm ET for a virtual discussion about the upcoming launch of our @NasaPersevere  rover and its #CountdownToMars , featuring @JimBridenstine , @thomaszurbuchen , and more:

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☀️ - ? - ? During today’s opposition, Mars, Earth, and the Sun are aligned. Spot the Red Planet tonight and at closest approach on Monday

Save the date: Tomorrow, will land on . Learn mor #Mars  before the Monday, Nov. 26 touchdown on the Red Planet: Landing#MarsLanding 

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Mount Everest may be the ultimate climbing challenge on Earth, but it has nothing on the volcanoes of Mars. Before our Monday, Nov. 26 #MarsLanding , learn how our spacecraft will dig into the Red Planet’s interior & learn about its volcanoes:

Save the date: Our spacecraft is less than 2 days away from landing on . Learn mor #Mars  before the Monday, Nov. 26 touchdown on the Red Planet: Landing#MarsLanding 

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In case you missed it Monday night, Mars made its closest approach to Earth since 2003. Experts from our Mars missions joined at to share the #GriffithObservatoryonders  of Mars and how we're exploring the Red Planet. Take a look:

Our craft makes its 6th flyby of Jupiter on Monday, this time concentrating on the planet's Great Red Spot

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