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Old 04-19-2021, 11:22pm   #1
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Thumbs up NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/n...c-first-flight

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Old 04-20-2021, 12:38am   #2
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Kinda anticlimactic no? Where the heck are the Martians?
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How much money was spent on that?
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That's it? That's the entire thing? Where's the flyover of the Mars Golden Gate bridge for example? Or circling the Mars Hoover Dam? Where's the three titted Martian poon with four vaginas? What a gyp.
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How much money was spent on that?
I think it’s classified as infrastructure.
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Old 04-20-2021, 7:15am   #6
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cool !

The heli has a piece of the original Wright Flyer on board; and the landing area has been named Wright Field.
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That's it? That's the entire thing?
Baby Steps.

They will be expanding the mission parameters after their initial testing is complete.
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That's pretty cool. I wonder what adjustments/calculations they made in order to compensate for the Martian atmosphere.
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That's pretty cool. I wonder what adjustments/calculations they made in order to compensate for the Martian atmosphere.
More props - and spin them faster.
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More props - and spin them faster.
Rotors. Airplanes have propellers, Helicopters have rotors. Sheesh.
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