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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter took its 50th flight on April 13, lasting three minutes
It reached a record altitude of 59ft before descending into the Belva Crater
Ingenuity is now 23 Earth months and 45 flights beyond its expected lifetime

NASA has captured a close-up shot of its Ingenuity Mars helicopter nearly two years after its first of 50 flights on the Red Planet.

The US space agency shared that its 4-pound helicopter was looking 'mighty good' -albeit a 'little dustier' - as it perched on the rocky surface. 

Ingenuity took its historic 50th flight on April 13, travelling 1,057.09ft (322.2m) in just under three minutes.