Even NASA's helicopter on Mars has to wait for software updates

You know when you tap an app on your phone and instead of opening, it starts downloading an update? That's kind of what's happening with NASA's helicopter on Mars, Ingenuity .
During a pre-flight rotor test on the Martian surface Friday, the computer onboard Ingenuity aborted operations when attempting to enter flight mode. To fix the issue, NASA will deploy a software update to the helicopter, the space agency announced Monday.
Now, like waiting to play a video game with a new patch, we wait.

Ingenuity sits on the Martian surface where it will perform its test flight. Perseverance captured this image from a safe distance.
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