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News Archive / Tagged: Mars Helicopter

  • NASA’s Mars Helicopter completes flight testing

    Jim SharkeyMarch 31st, 2019

    While multiple space agencies have landed spacecraft on other celestial bodies, none have flown in the skies above those worlds—but that may soon change.

  • JPL unveils efforts to explore Mars to NASA Administrator

    Jason RhianAugust 27th, 2018

    PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine paid a visit to the space agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory today, Monday Aug. 27, 2018 and was provided a review of NASA's efforts to explore the Red Planet.

  • Fly the (red) skies: Helicopter to fly on NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission

    Jim SharkeyMay 16th, 2018

    In over five decades of robotic exploration, NASA has sent  orbiters, landers, rovers and even Cubesats to Mars. The space agency announced on Friday, May 11, 2018 that their next robotic mission to the Red Planet will carry a helicopter. The Mars Helicopter, a small autonomous rotorcraft, will travel with NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission, […]