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Things to know about NASA’s Mars helicopter on its approach to Mars

Things to know about NASA’s Mars helicopter on its approach to Mars

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At the point when NASA's Perseverance rover lands on Mars on Feb. 18, 2021, it will convey a little yet powerful traveler: Ingenuity, the Mars Helicopter. The helicopter, which weighs around 4 pounds (1.8 kilograms) on Earth and has a fuselage about the size of a tissue box, begun six years prior as an impossible possibility. Architects at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California realized it was hypothetically conceivable to fly in Mars' meager air, however nobody was certain whether they could construct a vehicle adequately incredible to fly, impart, and endure self-governingly with the extraordinary limitations on its mass. At that point the group needed to demonstrate in Earthbound tests that it could fly in a Mars-like climate. Since they've marked off those g...