NASA Assembles Rotorcraft Flight Unit For Mars 2020 Rover Mission

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Researchers and engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are on the verge of completing assembly of the Mars Helicopter that is planned to travel on the agency’s next rover mission to the red planet.The autonomous flight unit, which has a shoebox-size fuselage and coaxial rotors 4 ft. (1.21 m)...

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