NASA proves its space helicopter can fly on Mars

NASA proves its space helicopter can fly on Mars

After passing a series of tests at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the space agency’s Mars helicopter is ready to take flight over the red planet. Along with the Mars 2020 rover, the helicopter is expected to arrive on the planet in February 2021. To put the flight in perspective, a helicopter flying on Mars is much like a helicopter flying on Earth at 100,000 feet.

Timothy
Timothy
Thumper Plexed
Thumper Plexed 1 year

"Finally something to scare that freeloader Matt Damon off my land", thought the actual Martian.

Aidan Cael
Aidan Cael 1 year

Who gives a fuck?! We got problems on here on earth!

MoralKombat
MoralKombat 1 year

Cool, now build a human-sized one and send me to Mars to test fly it, I'm ok with a one way trip.

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 1 year

This will be huge! It could gather a more accurate survey of the Martian Planet! And get to areas of the planet much quicker and safer given how thin the Martian atmosphere is so there's little to no wind resistance.

DMan
DMan 1 year

I can't wait to see the endless CGI on this...

paddy
paddy 1 year

high altitude helicopters when?

Rocky LeBlanc
Rocky LeBlanc 1 year

Amazing when we consider Boeing can't even prove their airplanes can fly on Earth.

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