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 NASA Test The Mars Helicopter To Send It To The Red Planet


As we all know that NASA is the biggest space organization in the world with the best technology in the entire world. The technology they use is just beyond the reach of normal hands. NASA and other scientists are fond of exploring the planets other than Earth and NASA has been performing missions to study the planet Mars.

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The organization has already sent robots studded with the equipment which help them to study the red planet. The hunger of knowing more about the red planet has led scientists to launch a small helicopter which will help them to study more about the planet. Mars Helicopter is going to jump on the spacecraft which will be leaving to Mars in July 2020. The reason behind sending a helicopter to the red planet it that the robots that run on wheels over the surface do not enough reach to gather information from some parts of the planet. Mars Helicopter will have access to those parts of the planet which the wheel robots can’t reach. The helicopter is just 4lb heavy and it will be placed in the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket which is going to take off at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. A statement conveyed by NASA says that the Mars Helicopter is going to the first tech in history “to establish the viability of heavier-than-air vehicles flying on another planet.” The Mars Helicopter completed its first round of test back in January in which it was supposed to fly in the vacuum chamber which was 25 foot in size and it perfectly passed the test. MiMi Aung, project manager for the Mars Helicopter at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, conveyed, “We expect to complete our final tests and refinements and deliver the helicopter to the High Bay 1 clean room for integration with the rover sometime this summer. But we will never really be done with testing the helicopter until we fly at Mars.”