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🚁 NASA will attempt the first flight on another world

🚁 NASA will attempt the first flight on another world

NASA's Mars rover Perseverance is on its way to the Red Planet. Once there it will try the first-ever flight on another celestial body.

Mathias Sundin
Mathias Sundin

This leap will be taken by a small helicopter called Ingenuity.

It will both be easier and harder than to fly on Earth.

Easier because the gravity on Mars is just 38 percent compared to Earth. Harder because the atmosphere is much thinner, only one percent of Earth's.

The Verge has a great article on the challenges of building Ingenuity.