It was attached to NASA’s Perseverance rover, which landed on a nearby planet in February.
The ultra-light aircraft was fixed under the Perseverance rover’s bottom, which landed on Mars on February 18.
A photo illustrating the tweet shows the rover pulling away from the helicopter and its “airfield” after it was unloaded to the surface.
Previously, the helicopter was powered by the rover’s power grid. Still, it will have to rely on its own battery to operate the heater needed to protect electrical components from freezing and cracking during the cold Martian nights.