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Martian Skies To Be Explored By Nasa "Helicopter"
NASA has decided it wants a birds-eye view of Mars the next time it sends a craft there. The Mars Helicopter, a tiny remote-control dual-rotor drone, will make the trip to the red planet stowed in the belly pan of the Mars 2020 Rover.
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Once on the surface, the six-wheeled rover will deploy the small chopper in a suitable location. This will allow it to charge its batteries and run through a variety of pre-flight tests before making history in the thin Martin atmosphere.