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Showing posts with label Mars Helicopter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mars Helicopter. Show all posts

Friday, January 22, 2021

6 Things to Know About NASA’s Mars Helicopter on Its Way to Mars


6 Things to Know About NASA’s Mars Helicopter on Its Way to Mars


Ingenuity Mars Helicopter
Article Excerpt: "... When NASA’s Perseverance rover lands on Mars on Feb. 18, 2021, it will be carrying a small but mighty passenger: Ingenuity, the Mars Helicopter. The helicopter, which weighs about 4 pounds (1.8 kilograms) on Earth and has a fuselage about the size of a tissue box, started out six years ago as an implausible prospect. Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California knew it was theoretically possible to fly in Mars’ thin atmosphere, but no one was sure whether they could build a vehicle powerful enough to fly, communicate, and survive autonomously with the extreme restrictions..."


Reference: www.nasa.gov

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Meet Ingenuity: Alabama teen names NASA's pioneering Mars Helicopter


Meet Ingenuity: Alabama teen names NASA's pioneering Mars Helicopter


Article Excerpt: "... Vaneeza Rupani, a junior at Tuscaloosa County High School in Northport, Alabama, came up with the name Ingenuity for NASA's Mars Helicopter and the motivation behind it during NASA's "Name the Rover" essay contest..."


Reference: www.space.com