NASA Plans Parachute Redesign After Supersonic Decelerator Tests

SAN DIEGO — NASA is preparing to repeat tests of a large, inflatable deceleration device designed to help land large payloads on Mars after incorporating lessons learned from a mostly successful initial test over the Pacific on June 28. The test, launched by helium balloon from the U.S. Navy’s...

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