February 22, 2021

Flight of the RAVEN

Drone testing in Iceland may lead to exploring inaccessible places on Mars. (7:23)
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Christopher Hamilton, Associate Professor at the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, is spearheading the RAVEN Project, a NASA-funded endeavor to develop the next generation of drones capable of exploring alien worlds like Mars. The project is currently testing prototypes over the Mars-like volcanic terrain of Iceland, and will follow in the footsteps of the Mars 2020 Mission – the first-ever demonstration of a rover-drone pairing on another planet, with the Perseverance rover and Ingenuity drone.

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