NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity has survived its first frigid night alone on the Red Planet. The agency’s Perseverance rover, which landed safely in Jezero crater on the Martian surface Feb. 18, has been carrying Ingenuity in its belly as mission teams prepare for the craft’s first flight, which is set to take place no sooner than April 11. On Saturday (April 3), in the next step toward the flight, the rover dropped Ingenuity onto the surface of Mars, where it would have to survive temperatures as low as minus 130 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 90 degrees Celsius).
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