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NASA is targeting no earlier than April 8 to fly a helicopter on Mars

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NASA is targeting no earlier than April 8 for the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter to make the first attempt at powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

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gert7to3
John Gerty 2
I just read that there is a small swatch of fabric from the original Wright Brother's airplane on the drone.
GeorgePepe
George Pepe 1
They also took one to the moon and one on the perseverance the rover.
DennisFernkes
Dennis Fernkes 1
I just wish them luck!
ah6oy
Jim DeTour 1
If it starts collecting dust on the counter rotating props it can still develop unbalanced rotation. That's about all I can see going wrong. Kind of what having it sit around on the surface could promote.
GeorgePepe
George Pepe 0
Or it might just smother the engine and make it unusable. Like when a plane flies through the volcanic ash cloud or a car drives into a massive puddle
MickLucas
William Lucas 1
Why don't they call it a Drone instead of a Helicopter? They blades will need to be very large to get a grip in the low gas atmosphere!
AWAAlum
AWAAlum 0
We weren't happy just polluting Earth?
GeorgePepe
George Pepe 0
Why bother? What a dumb idea.

GeorgePepe
George Pepe -1
Also, how are they going to get a helicopter out there this fast? Time warp!

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