To Infinity and Beyond: Linux and Open Source Go to Mars

Saturday Feb 20th 2021 by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

Linux has come a long way from Linus Torvalds's 386 desktop back in Helsinki in 1991.

If all goes well, the first non-rocket-powered flight on Mars will be made by the Perseverance Mars Rover's companion drone helicopter, the Linux-powered Ingenuity.

Artist's conception of NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter.

Read up on how Linux will control the first-ever off-world helicopter flight here.

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