Drones on Mars? Small 'Helicopter-Like' Scout Could Be Added to Mars 2020 Rover Mission

Artist’s conception of the helicopter-like drone which could accompany the Mars 2020 rover. Image Credit: NASA

Over the past few years, numerous orbiters, landers, and rovers have been sent to Mars, revealing the world as never before. There is, however, something else which hasn’t been done yet: a helicopter, airplane, or balloon. An […]

Flying the Friendly Martian Skies: NASA to Test Mars Airplane Prototype

Artist’s conception of the Prandtl-m airplane flying above the surface of Mars. Image Credit: NASA Illustration/Dennis Calaba

For several decades, Mars has been a busy place, with orbiters, landers, and rovers providing unprecedented views of the Red Planet. Another exciting possibility which has yet to be realized is an airplane, which could soar […]

13-Mile High Skydive Paves Way For Record Setting Jump This Summer

Felix Baumgartner moments before jumping from an altitude of just over 71,000 feet. The jump was a dress rehearsal for a planned record breaking jump from 120,000 feet this summer. Photo Credit: Jay Nemeth/Red Bull Content Pool

Felix Baumgartner moments before jumping from an altitude of just over 71,000 feet. The jump was a dress rehearsal for a planned record breaking dive from 120,000 feet this summer. Photo Credit: Jay Nemeth/Red Bull Content Pool

Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner plans on making a historic record setting jump from the stratosphere this […]