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Helicopter flight over the red planet? According to NASA, it is possible
Science & Planet, NASA engineers managed to get a helicopter to fly in conditions that are similar to the conditions on Mars. The American space agency wants the small helicopter next year with the Mars 2020 Rover mission to the red planet send.

the density of The atmosphere on Mars is about 1 percent of that on earth. To the 1.8 kilograms of heavy helicopter test, the researchers would be on the unit at a height of 30.480 metres to fly, which is far from practical. NASA chose therefore to the conditions on Mars to mimic in the JPL Space Simulator in Pasadena, California. In this simulator were on different days, and two successful test flights take place, so let NASA know on his website.

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The atmosphere of Mars has not only a different density than that on earth, also the temperature is much lower; up to -90 degrees Celsius. To the conditions on Mars to mimic, was the JPL Space Simulator, a cylinder with a diagonal of 7,62 metres, first time vacuum sucked. The nitrogen and the oxygen were then replaced by carbon dioxide, the major constituent of the atmosphere of Mars.

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