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September 07, 2023

NASA's Ingenuity Rides Again

"The Little Copter That Could", Does, Once Again

NASA's remote-control whirlybird on Mars has logged another sortie in its book with a 1,344-foot flight on August 26th. The Ingenuity Mars helicopter program has continued, against all expectations. Originally expected to serve as a proof-of-concept before losing power or functionality, the aircraft has continued on to log 56 flights in all. Its most recent flight held it aloft for 2 and a half minutes, flying at 39 ft AGL as it repositioned itself to a better vantage point for future missions.

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PAL-V 'Flying Car' Gains First German Showroom

European Design Sprints to Public Footprint in Bid for German Mindshare

"The long-awaited future of transportation has arrived" says PAL-V, "the pioneer in Advanced Air Mobility", as it opens their first showroom in Germany. The showroom currently contains a single example of the PAL-V flying car, allowing buyers to see and feel the machine in the flesh as they imagine a purchase of their own. Beyond that, there isn't too much to see, some baubles, some paint samples, and a few brochures, but it's further along than the competition, and in this biz, that's what counts at this stage in the game.

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