Watch NASA's Dragonfly Mission: Landing a Drone on Titan

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NASA has approved the Dragonfly drone mission to land on Saturn's moon, Titan, in 2034.

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The car-sized drone will be released close to Titan's surface and will activate its rotors for landing.

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This landing process is somewhat similar to the Perseverance rover's 2021 Mars landing, but simpler.

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Dragonfly's mission aims to study Titan, which has similarities to early Earth, to understand life's origins.

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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter, which flew on Mars with Perseverance, paved the way for Dragonfly's mission.

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Mission controllers will anxiously await confirmation of Dragonfly's successful landing.

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Dragonfly's mission is part of NASA's New Frontiers program, joining missions like New Horizons and Juno.

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The success of previous missions like Ingenuity boosts confidence for the Dragonfly team's Titan landing.

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