A year after the completion of the first powered and controlled flight to another world, NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter is still setting records on Mars.

The helicopter has recently reached two new stages: the longest and fastest flights on the Red Planet.

The rotorcraft traveled 704 meters at a speed of 19 km / h during its landmark 25th flight.

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This may not win a Grand Prix on Earth, but it is quite impressive on Mars. The atmosphere of the red planet is less than 1% density than ours, and its temperature can drop to minus 130 degrees.

NASA this week shared a black and white movie from the trip, which took place on April 8.

“For our record-breaking flight, Ingenuity’s downward-looking navigation camera gave us a breathtaking sense of what it would be like to glide 33 feet above the surface of Mars at 12 miles per hour,” said Ingenuity team leader Teddy Tsanetos.

You can watch the feat by clicking on the video at the top of this article.

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter can be seen here with its four legs positioned before falling from the belly of the Marseille Perseverance on March 30, 2021, the 39th Martian day or mission salt