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NASA to send helicopter to Mars!

Started by maurice clark, 05/14/2018 02:43PM
Posted 05/14/2018 02:43PM Opening Post
This is really interesting. The Mars 2020 rover is to carry a hitchhiker to Mars... a helicopter! This technology development mission will be fully autonomous and be used to scout ahead of the rover.

Details here:- 

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/mars-helicopter-to-fly-on-nasa-s-next-red-planet-rover-mission

If it all works as well as expected, the pictures provided should be cool.

Video here:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOMQOqKRWjU

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Posted 02/06/2019 06:45AM #1
wow...thanks for sharing.  Can't wait to see footage from the helicopter