The helicopter has flown for 4,647 meters on Mars as it is currently flying to the northwest portion of a region known as Séítah.

Ingenuity Mars Helicopter acquired this image using its navigation camera. This camera is mounted in the helicopter’s fuselage and pointed directly downward to track the ground during flight. (Photo: JPl)

The little helicopter that has surprised its makers remain airborne on an alien planet as it soared into Martian air for a 22nd successful flight. The Ingenuity helicopter that reached Mars over a year ago, has exceeded its expectation that was initially limited to a few technological demonstrations.

Since its arrival on Mars, Ingenuity has emerged as a big player in deep space exploration, boosting our capabilities of aerial reconnaissance on a planet that has remained inhospitable for millions of years. With 22 flights under its belt, the Ingenuity team is not in a resting mode and is already planning the 23rd flight later this week.

During its 22nd…