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NASA is sending a helicopter to Mars!

 
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Bud Brewster
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 4:02 pm    Post subject: NASA is sending a helicopter to Mars! Reply with quote



NASA is sending a cool little helicopter to Mars in 2020!

The YouTube video below demonstrates how it will fly around in the thin Martian atmosphere and take pictures that will be used to guide the new rover that will go with the 'copter.

What a great idea. Cool


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_ NASA Mars Helicopter Technology Demonstration


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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw this in the news the other day & thought it was very exciting.

Love the animation they use to demonstrate these NASA projects.
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The amazing thing is that there is enough Martian air density to allow the heli-blades to function.

There was an earlier proposal to use a hydrogen baloon as a aerial "rover".

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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One of the articles says the blades turn 10 times faster than they would if the 'copter was on Earth.

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