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Third ASPIRE Test Confirms Mars 2020 Parachute a Go

October 28, 2018

In the early hours of Sept. 7, NASA broke a world record. Less than 2 minutes after the…
NASA Completes Orion Parachute Tests for Missions with Astronauts

September 13, 2018

NASA has completed the final test to qualify Orion’s parachute system for flights with astronauts, checking off an…
The Largest Parachute Ever Built for Mars Triumphs in its First Test

May 24, 2018

The flights into space become commonplace nowadays. Since Elon Musk’s SpaceX has launched the Falcon Heavy and Max…
Parachute Testing Lands Partners Closer to Crewed Flight Tests

March 31, 2018

Crew safety is paramount in the return of human spaceflight launches from Florida’s Space Coast, and the latest…
Orion Parachute Tests Prove Out Complex System for Human Deep Space Missions

December 19, 2017

When NASA’s Orion spacecraft hurtles toward Earth’s surface during its return from deep-space missions, the capsule’s system of…
A New Paradigm in Parachute Design

February 28, 2017

As skydivers well know, it’s a good idea to look before you leap—and to pack a trusty parachute,…
NASA Tests Orion’s Fate During Parachute Failure Scenario

August 31, 2015

What would happen to the astronaut crews aboard NASA’s Orion deep space capsule in the event of parachute…
A Safety Parachute For A Quadcopter

August 21, 2015

Mayday is a standalone machine learning device that detects when your quadcopter, tricopter, octocopter, or hexacopter is crashing…
The Supreme Council of Parachute Experts

May 29, 2015

It was not your typical NASA meeting. But then again, it would have been difficult to have a…
Space Image: Parachute Testing for NASA’s InSight Mission

May 29, 2015

This parachute testing for NASA’s InSight mission to Mars was conducted inside the world’s largest wind tunnel, at…
Parachutes for NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Hit No Snags in Most Difficult Test

June 26, 2014

NASA completed the most complex and flight-like test of the parachute system for the agency’s Orion spacecraft on…
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