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Design Insights: The Marvels of Mars Exploration: From Helicopters to Rovers

April 26, 2021
A review of the day’s top trends and news from Machine Design editors.

The Marvels of Mars

The extraordinary pictures and data coming back from the Mars Perseverance exploration have been amazing—but Machine Design readers knew they were coming all along. Here’s some of the content around NASA’s efforts to further explore the Red Planet:

Helicopter Exploration  

Much has been written about the helicopter exploration of Mars through the Perseverance probe. Machine Design readers read about this back in 2018, as well as the challenges and opportunities such high-flying technology could bring to the study of the planet. It also helps scientists as they prepare for the day for manned flight to Mars.

6 Technologies NASA Needs to Explore Mars

From nuclear propulsion to next-gen spacesuits, here is a glimpse at the agency’s efforts to make that planned 2030 mission a reality.

A Roundup of NASA’s Martian Rovers  

Perseverance is the latest in a long line of successful Mars explorations. All of them are paving the way for an eventual trip to the planet. Here’s a quick look at all the rovers that have made that trip over the last quarter of a century.

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