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NASA to send helicopter to Mars

NASA is sending a helicopter to Mars.

According to NASA, "the Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, will travel with the agency’s Mars 2020 rover mission, currently scheduled to launch in July 2020, to demonstrate the viability and potential of heavier-than-air vehicles on the Red Plane"

“NASA has a proud history of firsts,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. “The idea of a helicopter flying the skies of another planet is thrilling. The Mars Helicopter holds much promise for our future science, discovery, and exploration missions to Mars.”

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Printable version | Feb 20, 2020 8:19:42 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/nasa-to-send-helicopter-to-mars/article26592147.ece

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