Skip to comments.Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Flight 65! 🔴
Posted on 11/03/2023 12:20:10 PM PDT by Ezekiel
Date Nov. 2, 2023
Horizontal Distance 7 m ~23 ft
Max. Altitude 10 m ~33 ft
Max. Groundspeed 1 m/s ~2.2 mph
Duration 48.0 Seconds
Route of Flight Airfield Phi
By the Numbers
(~14,910 km) sic
MAX. GROUND SPEED
Flight 66 is right on the horizon, a little hop:
I wonder if they have considered using it to knock dust off rover solar arrays?
“”knock dust off rover solar arrays?””
Great idea for future rovers, robots, etc. The two current, active rovers are SUV size, and nuke powered. One of the previous solar powered rovers, Opportunity, would park at an angle on a hill waiting for the wind to clean up the array. Opportunity was supposed to last about 90 days. It lasted.....13 years!
The helicopter was supposed to be a short term, proof-of-concept test. Well.......I believe they have proved it works.
Also, one of the current rovers has another proof-of-concept experiment on board. It is called MOXIE, and it has proven we can make LOTS OF oxygen from the Mars atmosphere. Instead of having to transport all the oxygen, we can make it! Besides keeping humans alive, it can be used to create fuel for rockets.
I wish the Hussein/Biden Regime would stop hindering SpaceX and Starship.
Reminds me of the mythology of Frigg, the Norse gal from whom the day-name Friday derived.
That's because Orion's Belt was her spinning wheel, and...
there was that scene in MIB when J was told in no uncertain terms that there's no galaxy on Orion's Belt... "It's just these three stars"
I had wondered if that was supposed to be some kind of nerd inside joke, because Frigg was busy spinning the entire
galaxy universe from Orion's Belt:
In Scandinavia, the constellation called "Orion's Belt" in English is known as "Frigg's Distaff" (Friggerock). Some have pointed out that the constellation is on the celestial equator and have suggested that the stars rotating in the night sky may have been associated with Frigg's spinning wheel. 3 She is said to have woven or spun the clouds.
"Pagan fandom"... haha, it's like Google and its street view, or the hot sheets -- best investigative reporting on the planet.
The usual suspects -- they get lucky sometimes.
As an adjective, the term distaff is used to describe the female side of a family. The corresponding term for the male side of a family is the "spear" side.
Just those three stars:
Now if you could figure a way to get Mar's magnetic field restarted, you might could make the place liveable.
Because absent that, there's not much point.
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