NASA Begins Program to Fly Mars Airplane in 2003 Mars Society

NASA Adninstrator Dan Goldin has announced that the space agency will fly a robotic airplane on Mars in 2003, and that $50 million has been allocated in this years’ budget to prepare such a mission. The airplane, which will be driven by a propeller and thus be directable to take aerial photographs of Mars spectacular scenery, will make its debut on the Red Planet almost exactly 100 years after the Wright brothers first flight at Kitty Hawk.