NASA will send a helicopter to Mars

UrBaN963

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Why not just ask Matt Damon to build one out of poop samples and rusty potatoes?
 

ab-user

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Droning on Mars. Hopefully it will go on and on and on...
 

ShaunyCT

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As far as I know they not even able to land on the moon. In actual fact nobody can. We are stuck on earth.

Google Flat Earth. We have been lied to.
 

eg2505

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They probably already have a base there

Im sure they add a red colour to the mars rovers lenses so it appears red,
probably looks much more like earth then people realize.

I dont trust Nasa, and what they selectively feed us mere mortals. (secrecy officer job was recently advertised)
as well start a panic if we find out Mars looks a lot like earth.
 

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Due to the much thinner Martian atmosphere, the blades of the aircraft need to spin about 10-times faster than those of a normal helicopter to generate lift.

The Rotor RPM of a typical light helicopter is between 440 & 460 RPM in flight, and at this speed there is a centrifugal force in excess of 4 tonne trying to wrench each blade out of the rotor hub.

So they are going to make a helicopter with rotor speeds of 4600 RPM?
 

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The Rotor RPM of a typical light helicopter is between 440 & 460 RPM in flight, and at this speed there is a centrifugal force in excess of 4 tonne trying to wrench each blade out of the rotor hub.

So they are going to make a helicopter with rotor speeds of 4600 RPM?

They already have. The clip shows one flying in a test chamber simulating the same air pressure as Mars.
 
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