NASA announced that it’s sending a helicopter to Mars in a little over two years.
If successful, this aerial Mars explorer, with a body about the size of a football, would be the first helicopter to fly on another planet.
NASA hopes to launch the prototype to Mars with the agency’s 2020 rover, which is designed to hunt for signs of past life on the red planet.
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“After the Wright Brothers proved 117 years ago that powered, sustained, and controlled flight was possible here on Earth, another group of American pioneers may prove the same can be done on another world,” Thomas Zurbuchen, the Associate Administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, said in a statement. Read more…
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