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04.22.2009

Parachute During Tests for Mars Science Laboratory

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Testing during March and April 2009 inside the world's largest wind tunnel, at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., qualified the parachute for NASA's next Mars rover.

The parachute for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission, to be launched in 2011 and land on Mars in 2012, is the largest ever built to fly on an extraterrestrial mission.

Large Parachute for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory
Large Parachute for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory
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Mars Parachute Testing in World's Largest Wind Tunnel
Mars Parachute Testing in World's Largest Wind Tunnel
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Open Parachute During Tests for Mars Science Laboratory
Open Parachute During Tests for Mars Science Laboratory
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Parachute Opening During Tests for Mars Science Laboratory
Parachute Opening During Tests for Mars Science Laboratory
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