But, Did You Ever Fly a Helicopter ON MARS?!?!?

The Cosmic Companion
Jun 6 · 3 min read
The Mars Helicopter is ready to make history as the first heavier-than-air spacecraft to fly through the atmosphere of Mars. The aluminum base plate, side posts, and crossbeam seen here protect the helicopter’s landing legs and attachment points that will hold the craft to the Mars 2020 rover during the journey to Mars. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

The Mars Helicopter is profiled in this video, examining the vehicle, its capabilities, and some of the testing which went into certifying this spacecraft for flight to the Red Planet. Credit: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A closeup of the rotor mechanism of the Mars Helicopter. This vehicle contains over 1,500 individual pieces of carbon fiber, flight-grade aluminum, silicon, copper, foil and foam. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
An interview with Mimi Aung, telling the story of how she began work trying to fly a helicopter on Mars. Credit: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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James Maynard is the author of two books, and thousands of articles about space and science. E-mail: thecosmiccompanion@gmail.com

The Cosmic Companion

Exploring the wonders of the Cosmos, one mystery at a time