Bioinspired Flyers

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This swarm of flapping flyers could enhance our exploration of Mars. This is innovation now bringing you stories behind the ideas that shave our future. The NASA innovative advanced concepts program. Nurtures visionary ideas that could transform future NASA missions and bio inspired flyers called Mars. Bees are on that list. The Moore's be team hopes to send flapping wing flyers the size of bumblebees with cicadas sized wings to Mars. Here's Brian Messmer from the University of Alabama. Huntsville it's really a swarm of Mars acting with the rover Mars. Bees are able to feed the rover diva on where to go. One of the issues right now is that we can only see so far for the rover with these Mars vs they can spread out. We can examine the terrain figure out the best route for the rover to take just like their counterparts in nature. These bumblebees will both hover and fly. Sensors and wireless communication devices will allow the swarm to collect scientific data and be is in the sky for the rover on the ground for innovation. Now I'm Jennifer pulling innovation now is produced by the National Institute of Aerospace Through collaboration with NASA and is distributed by w HR V. Visit US online at innovation now dot us.

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