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    Nasa sending helicopter to Mars?

    Title says it all really. In 2020 Nasa are planning to send a helicopter to Mars. Because of the difference in the planet it's a pretty big deal, like it has to be more than twice as strong as it would be on earth.

    Anyway, it's kind of a cool thing to do. Something of a first.

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    Wow, soon it'll be like Total Recall and we'll have colonies on Mars. Ok, not soon at all but hopefully someday.

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    A helicopter? That seems silly, what with the sandstorms, wind, elements, e.t.c. that the planet experiences. Even any kind of other aircraft would need some hefty tech navigating that planet.

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    The weather on Mars is fairly tame. From what I've seen, they want a drone more than a helicopter. Which makes sense. They can cover far more ground than a rover can. Can't quite carry as many experiments though...

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    It really makes you wonder if people in power know of a reason to become so aggressive about finding other suitable habitats...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheepster View Post
    they want a drone more than a helicopter. Which makes sense. They can cover far more ground than a rover can.
    Certainly sounds more like a drone in practice, but because of the design of the thing they've decided to call it a helicopter.

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