NASA’s Ingenuity makes historic flight on Mars Apr 20, 2021 0 1052 12345 NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has completed a flight on Mars, becoming the first man-made craft to take to the sky on another planet, the US space agency said on Monday. The tiny helicopter, which weighs 1.8 kilograms and is powered by four lithium batteries, took off at about 6:34 am and flew about 3 metres into the air, briefly hovered in place for 30 seconds and then returned to the surface of Mars, NASA said. Overall, the flight took 39.1 seconds. “Ingenuity is the latest in a long and storied tradition of NASA projects achieving a space exploration goal once thought impossible,” said Steve Jurczyk, acting NASA chief. (DPA) RELATED ARTICLES Qatari Diar’s ‘Chelsea Barracks’ wins LEED platinum certification Apr 20, 2021 0 1751 QA heightens hygiene measures on board Apr 20, 2021 0 1139 MoPH starts using new quality system to inspect imported food Apr 20, 2021 0 1379 Amir affirms Qatar’s support to Lebanon QNA Doha His Highness the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani met with Caretaker Prime Minister of the Lebanese Republic Dr Hassan Diab and the accompanying delegation at his office in Al Bahr Palace on .. Many airlines will go under, warns Al Baker Tribune News Network Doha Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker has warned that many airlines will go down under by the time the COVID-19 pandemic is over. “By the time this pandemic is over, there will ..