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Out for a Spin — Paper Helicopters

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Members of the NASA Mars Helicopter team attach a thermal film to the exterior of the flight model of the Mars Helicopter. The image was taken on Feb. 1, 2019.



Grade Levels

Grades K-4, Grades 5-8


Physical Science, Flight and Aeronautics


Play and Learn

By building and test flying two different paper helicopters, you will learn how the size of the Mars helicopter, Ingenuity’s, rotor blades are important for it to be able to fly in the thin atmosphere of Mars.

Out for a Spin