Sunday, 13 May 2018

Nasa will send helicopter to Mars

quote [ The space agency says it will be the first test of a heavier-than-air aircraft on another planet.

The Mars Helicopter will be bundled with the US space agency's Mars rover when it launches in 2020.

Its design team spent more than four years shrinking a working helicopter to "the size of a softball" and cutting its weight to 1.8kg (4lbs).

It is specifically designed to fly in the atmosphere of Mars, which is 100 times thinner than Earth's. ]

This looks like some good fun for the NASA peeps.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 Interesting]
[by HoZay@5:17pmGMT]


lilmookieesquire said @ 4:45am GMT on 14th May
I was gonna comment like why not send in the drones. Think of the data! Think of how we could litter an entire planet the Captain Planet can’t even touch!
Taxman said @ 11:55am GMT on 14th May
I say we take Stephen Sondheim’s advice and send in the clowns first.
HoZay said @ 10:51pm GMT on 14th May
If they find evidence of clowns on Mars, I say we dismantle NASA.

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