NASA’s Mars Helicopter Will Be the First Aircraft on Another Planet

NASA’s Mars Helicopter Will Be the First Aircraft on Another Planet – Here’s How It Will Reach the Red Planet’s Surface
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This artist concept shows the Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, which will travel with NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission to demonstrate the viability and potential of heavier-than-air vehicles on the Red Planet. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech The small craft will seek to prove that powered, controlled flight is possible on another planet. But just getting it onto the surface of Mars will take a whole lot of ingenuity. NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter will travel with the Perseverance rover through 314 million miles (505 million kilometers) of interplanetary space to get to Mars. But for the team working on the first […]

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