8 thoughts on “Marschopper”

  1. They were talking about more hellicopters, so this isn’t surprising but nice work going over the imagery.

      1. I think you’re talking about the balloon. I know it was an actual plan back then (and the thinness of Mars atmosphere was well known at the time) so somebody must have thought it would work. My recollection is, it was supposed to be a combo helium cell and hot air balloon (Martian air heated by the thermoisotopic generator).

    1. Thinking about it, the concept would work on any scale so long as you kept the thrust per unit area in the same neighborhood as the current working prototype. That would make it a power density and strength of materials problem (or an engineering nightmare!).

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