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    NASA's Mars 2020 Mission Performs First Supersonic Parachute Test

    The first flight of an advanced supersonic parachute system for Mars 2020óNASAís next Mars rover. This video is narrated by Ian Clark, the test's technical lead from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The test took place on Oct. 4, 2017, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia. At the moment of full inflation, the parachute is going 1.8 times the speed of sound or nearly 1,300 miles an hour, and generating nearly 35,000 pounds of drag forceódrag that would be necessary to help slow a payload down as it was entering the Martian atmosphere. This is the first of several tests in support of NASAís Mars 2020 mission.

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    Half a second inflation..... brisk to say the least but I guess ok in the thin atmosphere... I pack my chute to snivel as long as possible. It's easier on the hips that way
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    The first flight of an advanced supersonic parachute system for Mars 2020..
    Or will it join the sea of other lander bits that pollute the martian surface?

    I don't know why they want to go there anyway? I've seen the pictures, it looks crap. Like Nevada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    I don't know why they want to go there anyway? I've seen the pictures, it looks crap. Like Nevada.
    Sooner or later, we'll need another Las Vegas. It would be better on Mars.

    What happens on Mars, stays on Mars.
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    "And crawling on the planet's face, some insects called, The Human Race..."

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    Think of all the technology advancements made during the period of the mission to the moon.. If not for that program we would likely not have velcro.

    Why not keep exploring, learning and developing? Better than sitting under a rock.

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    That was seriously cool footage. So....this test at altitude/speed is supposed to be analogous to Mar's .6% atmospheric density (relative to Earth's)?
    I would advise not taking my advice.

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    I assume so... They ( and obviously you ) are much smarter than I.

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    Sweet.

    Was NASA able to start getting more plutonium yet? Wonder how much would be used on something like this
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    Why not keep exploring, learning and developing? Better than sitting under a rock.
    It might be better if these resources were used to prevent the royal fecking-up of this planet? You know, the one we actually live on? The one with the entire Pacific ocean that's contaminated with cesium 137, that sort of thing?

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    That's not NASA's mission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    It might be better if these resources were used to prevent the royal fecking-up of this planet? You know, the one we actually live on? The one with the entire Pacific ocean that's contaminated with cesium 137, that sort of thing?
    Heard they ok'd a new reactor there already...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    I assume so... They ( and obviously you ) are much smarter than I.
    Nope - just watched this episode of NOVA. NOVA - Official Website | Parachute Problems
    What was really cool about the Curiosity parachute...they never had a successful test, just modeled it and "knew" it would work in Mar's atmospheric density and the speed they were going. I'm not smart enough to be a janitor for NASA.
    I would advise not taking my advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    It might be better if these resources were used to prevent the royal fecking-up of this planet? You know, the one we actually live on? The one with the entire Pacific ocean that's contaminated with cesium 137, that sort of thing?
    Nah, not when there's other planets we can go feck up as well.
    My opinions are subject to change without notice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watermonkey View Post
    Nope - just watched this episode of NOVA. NOVA - Official Website | Parachute Problems
    What was really cool about the Curiosity parachute...they never had a successful test, just modeled it and "knew" it would work in Mar's atmospheric density and the speed they were going. I'm not smart enough to be a janitor for NASA.
    Computer geeks have taken the monkey out of the cockpit.

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    Neato Phillbo!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    I don't know why they want to go there anyway? I've seen the pictures, it looks crap. Like Nevada.
    Hey now, come on down to Nevada I'll show ya some cool trails! I'll admit the desert isn't for everyone though.

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    Sooner or later, we'll need another Las Vegas. It would be better on Mars.

    What happens on Mars, stays on Mars.
    Like this?

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    some weird crazed desert dweller.

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