NASA's Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test

While the Curiosity rover continues to explore the Red Planet, NASA is gearing up to launch its successor. The Mars 2020 mission is well into the testing phase, and now the organization has successfully conducted the first test of a supersonic parachute that will (hopefully) allow the craft to safely touchdown on Mars in early 2021... Continue Reading NASA conducts successful test for Mars 2020 parachute system Category: Space Tags: Curiosity Rover JPL Mars Mars 2020 NASA Test Related Articles: NASA shortlists three landing sites for Mars 2020 rover Curiosity: Four years on Mars and still trekking Curiosity's wheels are breaking down as the mileage adds up NASA works to wake up Curiosity as mission gets two-year extension Curiosity snaps stunning 360

NASA's Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test

Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow ...

Wed 15 Nov 17 from Phys.org

NASA conducts successful test for Mars 2020 parachute system

While the Curiosity rover continues to explore the Red Planet, NASA is gearing up to launch its successor. The Mars 2020 mission is well into the testing phase, and now the organization ...

Wed 15 Nov 17 from Gizmag

NASA's Next Mars Lander Passes Big Test Ahead of May 2018 Launch

The spacecraft, known as InSight, has just completed "thermal vac" testing here at a facility owned by its builder, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co.

Wed 22 Nov 17 from SPACE.com

Watch Mars 2020 Rover's Parachute Successfully Unfurl in Test Flight (Video)

Amazing new video of a Mars-bound parachute shows the special device unfurling faster than the speed of sound.

Mon 20 Nov 17 from SPACE.com

Here's What a Volcano on Mars Looked Like to Mariner 9 in 1971

Mariner 9, which arrived at Mars in November of 1971, was the first spacecraft to orbit a planet other than Earth, and sent back more than 7,000 images the Red Planet.

Sat 18 Nov 17 from SPACE.com

NASA Tests Supersonic Parachute for Mars 2020 Rover

NASA engineers will go over the ASPIRE footage frame-by-frame to study how the parachute behaved during deployment. The post NASA Tests Supersonic Parachute for Mars 2020 Rover appeared first ...

Thu 16 Nov 17 from Extremetech

See NASA's wild supersonic Mars parachute test unfurl - CNET

NASA's Mars 2020 rover will receive a special escort down to the red planet with the help of a supersonic parachute system.

Tue 14 Nov 17 from CNET

Video: NASA tests its supersonic parachute for the first time

NASA has performed the first test of its supersonic parachute as part of its Mars 2020 mission. This essential component will allow the Mars-bound spacecraft to slow down as its enters the planet's ...

Mon 20 Nov 17 from Inhabitat

Mars 2020 supersonic parachute undergoes first NASA tests

NASA has released video footage of the supersonic parachute that will hopefully ease the descent of the Mars 2020 rover to the surface of the Red Planet. The first test of the Advanced Supersonic ...

Wed 15 Nov 17 from The Engineer

NASA tests parachute for 2020 Mars rover mission

The parachute to be used in NASA's next Mars mission passed its inaugural test.

Tue 14 Nov 17 from UPI

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