Thursday, January 29, 2015
The Drones of Mars
No, this isn't a post about a lost Edgar Rice Burroughs classic. Drone is not only my favorite style of ambient music (one that makes everyone else in the house think there's a machine malfunctioning somewhere), but also a little robotic aircraft. As we all know by now drones are increasingly used in warfare. There are other more peaceful applications in the planning stages. Amazon has discussed using drones for home delivery. But what about space exploration? When it comes to being any further away than the moon, our greatest explorers have been robots. Here's an interesting article about a little drone helicopter planned for future Mars rover-type expeditions.