Mars helicopter flight test promises ‘Wright Brothers’ aviation moment for Nasa

Apr 18, 2021 | INVESTING

The United States’ Nasa (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) hopes to score a 21st-century ‘Wright Brothers’ aviation moment on Monday as it attempts to send a miniature helicopter buzzing over the surface of Mars in what would be the first powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet.Landmark achievements in science and technology can seem humble by conventional measurements. The Wright Brothers’ first controlled flight in the world of a motor-driven aeroplane, near…

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