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NASA Mars 2020: Watch the First Supersonic Parachute Test Ahead of Red Planet Mission
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A supersonic parachute that will be used in NASA’s Mars 2020 mission has been successfully tested at the Goddard Space Flight Center’s Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia. “The imagery of our first parachute inflation is almost as breathtaking to behold as it is scientifically significant,” he said in a statement. It was carried up on the 58-foot-tall Black Brant IX rocket which recorded the deployment. read more


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