NASA succeeds in its test of Mars vehicle

August 9, 2014 11:36 AM

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Although the parachute used in the launch of a flying saucer-shaped Mars re-entry test vehicle got destroyed, the Mars vehicle test by NASA was considered a success as the vehicle did an amazing job of getting to the right speed and altitude.

The aim of this test was to provide a considerable insight into the fundamental physics of parachute inflation by working out on all previous rules applicable to high-speed parachute operations and literally re-writing modified and improved ones.

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