SEE: NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter completes historic first flight on Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter’s flight on Mars was successful, making it the first powered, controlled flight on another planet.

“Ingenuity has performed its first flight -- the first flight of a powered aircraft on another planet,” NASA tweeted.

NASA pushed the flight back because of a timer issue that prevented the helicopter from transitioning into flight mode and performing a high-speed spin test.

The Ingenuity helicopter launched from Florida Space Coast last year as a part of the Mars 2020 mission.

Ingenuity caught a ride to the red planet along with NASA’s Perseverance rover.

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The rover is standing by as its tiny counterpart took to the Marian skies.

Monday’s flight was the first controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet.

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The flight was set for 3:30 a.m., with data from Mars arriving back to Earth a few hours later.