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First Powered Flight on Another Planet a Success

toobfreak

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This really is an amazing achievement



Not really. Their ability to soft land on the planet for some time now with controlled descent implies an eventual ability to do this. In the future, there will be less and less rovers rolling about at 1/2 mph on wheels and more and more fully autonomous AI aerial vehicles. One upside is that an aerial vehicle will have a better ability to stave off dust attacks killing its solar batteries. Obviously, they will go more places and cover a lot more distance. The downside is that aerial vehicles are much more prone to accidents, crashes and breakdowns.



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Thank the EV and solar power for it because a gasoline powered craft would not fly on Mars.
We have had that for decades. It is the amount of power they get out of it. which really is not a lot. The two rovers on Mars have a nuclear power plant not solar panels. There is another spacecraft on Mars that if the dust does not blow off its solar panels that power it, soon will die. And that landed only in 2018.
 

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Thank the EV and solar power for it because a gasoline powered craft would not fly on Mars.
We have had that for decades. It is the amount of power they get out of it. which really is not a lot. The two rovers on Mars have a nuclear power plant not solar panels. There is another spacecraft on Mars that if the dust does not blow off its solar panels that power it, soon will die. And that landed only in 2018.
The chopper has solar electric panels and they had to wait for winds to pick up to blow off the dust to get it going...Beep. and nuke power creates electricity, a new battery pack will be coming out in 2023 that uses spent uranium and microdiamonds, the diamonds draw out the isotopes and electricity is created, it is expected to last 28,000 years.
 
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These are the future flying explorers of other worlds

 

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Martians believe that Global Warming myth

Just like you.

Believe the earth is round too
The Bible told us the earth is round 3,500 years ago. He also told us the earth "hangs on nothing". Pretty amazing, huh?

The Bible also told us the Sun revolves around the Earth
Liar. Care to try to find that one and prove me wrong?

Hint, you'll never find it
 

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