Mars Parachute testing with a Rocket Sled

Upcoming Mars spacecraft will need powerful chutes to slow them down on descent. In previous test wind tunnels were used. The test applies the correct aerodynamic force to a parachute that is too large to fit in any existing wind tunnel.

Unfortunately the parachute does tear but thats why we test.

Enjoy!

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One Response to Mars Parachute testing with a Rocket Sled

  1. kb1lqc says:

    Reblogged this on KB1LQC and commented:
    This is pretty cool! Keep it up NASA.

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