This Helicopter is Going to Mars

Close-up view of the Mars Helicopter
March 28, 2019
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More than 1,500 individual pieces of carbon fiber, flight-grade aluminum, silicon, copper, foil and foam go into a Mars Helicopter. This image of the Flight Model (the actual vehicle going to the Red Planet), was taken on Feb. 1, 2019 when the helicopter was inside the Space Simulator, a 25-foot (7.62 meter) wide vacuum chamber at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.