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|Mars Aircaft in 2008|
Aurora Flight Sciences will begin to build a full-scale prototype of its Ares (Aerial Regional-scale Environmental Survey of Mars) for NASA since its half-scale test was successful. The Ares is competing with three other vehicles proposed for a 2007 launch. The Ares has a 500+ mile preprogrammed path. While taking pictures, it will also take atmospheric and magnetic samples and relay the data to Earth. The craft would fly approximately a mile above the surface.
|Artist's conception of a Martian aircraft.|
(More info: Ares Site)
- posted by Jim @ 20:01 EST