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  1. spicedriver

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    I hope that people like Sikorsky, Piasecki and Arthur Young are smiling up in helicopter heaven!
     
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    About the only game for Mars. Not sure how fast you would have to be going in that thin atmosphere to make a wing work.
     
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    Thinner atmosphere, but less gravity. Neat Math problem.
     
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    Affirmative, about 1.7% of Earth's atmospheric density, mostly because the Martian atmosphere has heavier elements than Earth's, and 38% of Earth's gravity. Interestingly, though, the lower gravity means the effective atmosphere on Mars reaches higher than it does on Earth.
     
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