This Mars helicopter will be the first ever to fly on another planet

This Mars helicopter will be the first ever to fly on another planet
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is “the little copter that could” — this tiny vehicle could revolutionize planetary exploration. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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Ingenuity — The Mars Helicopter developed by NASA, imagined taking to the skies of the Red Planet. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter being prepared for flight. Image credit: NASA/JPL

This article was originally published on The Cosmic Companion by James Maynard, founder and publisher of The Cosmic Companion. He is a New England native turned desert rat in Tucson, where he lives with his lovely wife, Nicole, and Max the Cat. You can read this original piece here.

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