mars2020

23. The Summer of Mars: Perseverance & Ingenuity

Mars Perseverance launching soon! In this episode our panel discusses NASA’s upcoming Perseverance mission, including its passenger Ingenuity, the first ever helicopter designed to fly on Mars. Targeted for launch in July 2020, the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover will seek signs of past life, set aside a returnable cache with the most compelling rock core…

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19. Mars Helicopter INGENUITY with Chief Engineer Bob Balaram

Mars Helicopter Ingenuity launching July 2020 In this episode Bob Balaram, Chief Engineer for the Mars helicopter INGENUITY project at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, joins us to discuss this first-ever helicopter designed to fly on Mars. The Mars Helicopter, Ingenuity, is a technology demonstration to test powered flight on another world for the first time….

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