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Thread: Nasa to send Helicopter to Mars

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    Nasa to send Helicopter to Mars


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    Will make great research useful for future crews who will go on Mars

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    Naturally I expect them to fly in a helicopter from Earth to Mars, or it doesn't count.

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    Tesla sent a car into space... So why not a Helicopter to mars... makes sense.

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    It had better have this theme tune playing while it does it!

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    Nothing new under the (Martian) sun: (@00:40)


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    I wonder, why not 4-rotor drone?

    By the way, the follow-up video is just priceless.

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    Originally Posted by optimal_909 View Post (Source)
    I wonder, why not 4-rotor drone?
    More moving parts is more chance of failure.

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    Originally Posted by Geraldine View Post (Source)
    It had better have this theme tune playing while it does it!
    OH yes! This has to happen.

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    Will it even fly, though?
    The atmosphere on Mars is REALLY thin. I've seen an experiment where they used vacuum chamber to create a Mars-like atmospheric pressure, put an electric fan in and they weren't even able to create a breeze.

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    Originally Posted by Jenner View Post (Source)
    OH yes! This has to happen.
    ....... in a perfect world.

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    Originally Posted by Chris Simon View Post (Source)
    Will it even fly, though?
    The atmosphere on Mars is REALLY thin. I've seen an experiment where they used vacuum chamber to create a Mars-like atmospheric pressure, put an electric fan in and they weren't even able to create a breeze.
    If you watch the video they are testing it in reduced atmos. I think I heard something like 26K rpm mentioned.