If you forgot about NASA after all of the noise SpaceX has made over the past months, yes, they still do exist and yes, they still do cool stuff! In a rover that is set to depart for Mars in 2020, a small drone has been developed to help the robot on its mission on the red planet. This is the first time that a flying drone has been developed for use on another planet and just like all of the other stuff launched into space, yes it has solar panels.
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A drone video was posted on YouTube recently showing the SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch vehicle that has been moved to the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A), Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
The payload for this maiden flight will be Elon Musk’s own first-generation Tesla Roadster as he announced earlier this month on Twitter. Elon Musk owns more companies besides Tesla, SpaceX is one of them. SpaceX is best known for its mission to colonize Mars as has been publicly announced by Elon on several occasions.