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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Vector99
Low pressure aerodynamics are not difficult to model. That sort of thing is part of NASA's name, after all.
originally posted by: wildespace
LOL at people questioning whethere NASA know what they're doing. The OP's video has footage of them testing the 'copter at Mars-like atmosphere pressure in a vacuum chamber.
Discussed in detail here: space.stackexchange.com...
Test footage: www.youtube.com...
The video is from 2015, by the way. They've been working on the helicopter for years.
I'm sorry, you people actually buy this hogwash?
The one thing I want NASA to do is send a microphone to Mars. I want to hear what that place sounds like.
This thing must be highly autonomic considering the bad latency you would get via direct remote control.