NASA Helicopter Set for Historic First Flight on Mars


Made by NASA. This weekend. For the first time ever, the space agency will attempt to fly an aircraft on another planet. CBS is Chris Martinez explains what a successful flight of the Mars helicopter could mean for the future of space exploration. On the first flight. NASA aims to hover the aircraft 10 FT. Above the ground for 30 seconds with each flight after that lasting a bit longer. Ingenuity will carry a bit of our history along for the ride a small piece of fabric from the original Wright Brothers plane, a token of good luck for an aircraft that could forever change how we explore other worlds, and NASA is hoping to attempt the first flight of the Mars helicopter. Sometime tomorrow. 8

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