Supersonic Parachute for NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Is Go

Watch as NASA tests a new parachute for landing the Mars 2020 rover on the Red Planet. On Sept. 7, NASA’s ASPIRE project broke a record when its rocket-launched parachute deployed in 4-10ths of a second—the fastest inflation of this size chute in history:

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  1. I watched the balloon/supersonic parachute test for the LDSD at Barking Sands Kauai. It failed but it was amazing. I have photos of the largest balloon ever launched with the biggest parachute ever tested at that point. I love space technology!!

  2. When will NASA start to pay attention to the Centrifugal Propeller. All of this other stuff is totally wasted money. The Centrifugal Propeller makes it all obsolete. I have successfully converted centrifugal force into directed thrust in a completely closed unit with no external moving parts and no external vents. It will make it possible to reach Mars in under 10 hours and gives the spacecraft completely controlled entry into an atmosphere. I have a working prototype and within the next few weeks I plan to have a press conference with a public demonstration of the prototype. FCK, this is getting stupid. What is wrong with these fkg scientists? I have tried a dozen ways to get them to acknowledge me and pay attention to what it is that I have done. It is frustrating having to deal with these closed minded geeks. About 3 months ago I went to Ottawa to meet with 2 Government of Canada officials, to show them my prototype. One of them who was charged with analysing my invention, has 4 degrees, two of which are in engineering and in physics. After seeing the prototype he kept repeating, "you are going to win the Nobel Prize".
    Anyone who actually sees what it is that I have done, comes away a believer. But to get to actually speak to decision makers in NASA or in Spacex, or Blue Origin, is almost impossible. And because this is so far outside of the box, no one takes this seriously.
    I am prepared to discuss this with ANYONE ON THE PLANET. Please, come and argue with me about this if you don't think that this is real or if you think that I might be some sort of kook. I will back up EVERYTHING that I am saying.

  3. It does open nicely with no solid hydrogen to power a reserve, looks like the same a Curiosity , maybe its for thelcopter bay and souvenier samples. Well done NASA anyhow for fine tuning a successful design, the more the merrier.

  4. Another great success. Thanks for showing what our Aerospace PRograms in America are capable of. I want us to return back to be the Stellar Achievers on this planet.

  5. we have the highest childhood poverty rate of any industrialized country and are the only one without universal health care. these are higher priorities than a mars mission. our priorities are screwed up. why is there no publicity about the amount of emissions rockets emit when there is so much attention on global warming? just another huge corrupt bureaucracy creating reasons to maintain it's obscene budget so overpaid geeks can play with billion dollar toys at the people's expense.

  6. Excellent job Ladies and Gentlemen congratulations, now develop a system that reels the Parachute back in and allows for a few more uses and I will go from impressed to VERY impressed.

  7. The parachute material could be used as the "balloon" with which to build a dome. Attach it to a ring and
    inflate it, then spray a thin layer of concrete of some kind over the top. Reinforce with netting and spray
    another coat. Repeat as many times as needed…
    Deflate parachute material and use for another dome…

  8. Incrível, que o oxigênio, pressão atmosférica, forca, o peso, o tempo, magnetismo de marte e igual na terra, então não tem problema nenhum com o vídeo. FAKENASA… FAKENEWS

  9. Ok, so you got a Supersonic Parachute. Bravo. Just explain to me how this super duper piece of technology will work in Martian atmosphere? Oh i forgot to tell you, acording to NASA Martian atmosphere is very thin , and its pressure is very low. So tell me How it will work in such kondition?

  10. If I finished college, I will work in NASA and save the world, that’s my dream! I’m still 12 y.o but I love the solar system, I would like to know more about it and thinking of me being an Astronaut, stepping on the moon. It just makes my life astonish!! So hopefully I will finish college and that I will become one of the best and known Astronaut in NASA 🙂


  12. What are we waiting for? Isn't it feasible to consider another approach that could fast track and ensure safety? NASA (And other countries) could start sending Mods and assemble (Or ready for assemble) in Mars orbit what could be similar to the current but smaller International Space Station. The first missions would then not land but prepare and assemble the individual Mods. Doesn't it make some sense? Then from the MISS, (Mars international space station) habitat Mods could either be launched or sent from Earth to establish a ground base. A Mars lander would be part of the pieces sent to dock for future and much safer landings. This approach would provide safety redundancies Far greater then any current extremely dangerous plan to put a few Humans in a Can for 300 days with O safety redundancies. Essentially with this approach it could mirror NASA's going to the Moon for the first time. We did fly by's etc. again allowing safety redundancies to map out, check out safe landing spots. I just have to believe that attempting the first landing on Mars from Mars orbit would be significantly safer than from Earth. The MISS could also have an additional landing vehicles, maybe similar to the LM for rescue if needed.

    Now here is another optional possibility. Launch a Weigh Station at Half way point to Mars for emergency purposes only? Extra fuel, R&R just another potential redundancy. Because of Mars and Earth's orbits it may be impractical or impossible.

    In closing, we could do this now with the combined effort of our current International Space partners. The other intangible is garnering the support of the American and other countries public interest for the financing needed to attempt such a bold and aggressive new approach to finish what John Kennedy initiated 55 years ago, "To the Moon and Beyond."

    I would appreciate any feedback from NASA or other scientific minds to the feasibility of this approach.

  13. 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂 🐑👉👌 How stupid do you think we are are errrr some of us are? Parachute at 1500 mph winds aahahaha please stop you've jumped the sharknado

  14. I was watching cody's Lab where he replicated the mars environment by creating a near vacuum environment. He then had a fan blow toward a feather. The feather didn't move. If this is the case, how would a parachute be moved by wind or even work on Mars?

  15. Its great that the chute is certified for high loads, drag x & speed y etc. but there still have to enough air for the chute to work. It almost seems like youre intentionally try obscure this by mentioning specifications and facts that mean nothing if enough air isnt available.


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