The NASA's First Helicopter named "Ingenuity" was far more successful than the scientists optimised.
Ingenuity, sometimes known as Ginny, is a miniature robotic coaxial rotor helicopter that is part of NASA's Mars 2020 mission, alongside the Perseverance rover, which landed on Mars on February 18, 2021.
NASA announced on Wednesday that it will deploy two more helicopters to Mars in the coming years.
NASA presented new plans for collecting and returning samples of Martian rock collected by the iconic Perseverance rover since it landed on the Red Planet last year.
The rover will continue to collect samples from Mars' Jezero Crater (it has already collected 11).
Eventually deliver them to a lander, where they will be placed into a return rocket.
This rocket will launch into orbit over Mars, where it will be picked up by the European Space Agency's Earth Return Orbiter.
Scientists believe the Jezero Crater was previously filled with water and home to an ancient river delta, and that it may have once supported microbial life.
Samples from Mars are planned to return to Earth in 2033.