Gotta admit: I’m pretty excited about this one. I’ve been working on proposal videos on this project for some time — so NASA’s announcement that it’s really going to Mars is pretty exciting! Of course, while this animation may have helped make the case, it would all be vaporware without the amazing engineering team. Congrats to all my crazy brainiac colleagues!
We’re sending a helicopter to Mars! Traveling onboard our #Mars2020 rover, this #Marscopter will test our capabilities for controlled flight in the thin atmosphere of the Red Planet and could pave the way for future uses across the solar system: https://t.co/uZFyRmUTgh pic.twitter.com/XlCP9xERub
— NASA (@NASA) May 11, 2018
[Video produced by Scott Hulme; presented courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech]