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Thu Jul 30, 2020, 02:49 AM

Nasa Mars 2020: First aircraft to fly on another planet

Nasa Mars 2020: First aircraft to fly on another planet

Ingenuity is a 1.8kg (4lb) helicopter that will ride to Mars attached to the belly of Nasa's Perseverance.

Nasa wants to be first to demonstrate powered flight in Mars' thin atmosphere, but the Red Planet's gravity makes it tricky.

Laura Foster explains......

Read here: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-53587718/nasa-mars-2020-first-aircraft-to-fly-on-another-planet

I wonder how this little craft and its cameras will cope with the dust on Mars.

KY.........

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 03:10 AM

1. The Launch Pad to Mars at Space Launch Complex 41

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Response to greyl (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 03:16 AM

2. Thanks for that reminder, Greyl.

From the Twitter page:

NASA Mars @NASAMars

The final #CountdownToMars is on. Watch the launch of @NASAPersevere on Thursday, July 30.

Live coverage begins at 7:00 a.m. EDT (1100 UTC). Launch targeted for 7:50 a.m. EDT.



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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 03:37 AM

3. You're welcome.

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