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Mars Helicopter to Fly on NASA's Next Red Planet Rover Mission

11 May 2018, 20:51 UTC
Mars Helicopter to Fly on NASA's Next Red Planet Rover Mission NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA is sending a helicopter to Mars.

The Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, will travel with the agency's Mars 2020 rover mission, currently scheduled to launch in July 2020, to demonstrate the viability and potential of heavier-than-air vehicles on the Red Planet.

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