Why NASA Made a Helicopter for Mars | WIRED

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It’s not easy designing a new helicopter, especially if that new helicopter has to survive a ride on a rocket into space. NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter is the first machine aerial vehicle to fly on a planet outside Earth. Ingenuity was designed specifically to fly on Mars. So, why did NASA decide to design a helicopter specifically for Mars?

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