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Rocket Sled Tests May Lead to Mars
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Rocket Sled Tests May Lead to Mars

July 7, 2014
The Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project will test inflatable decelerators and advanced parachutes in a series of rocket sled, wind tunnel, and rocket-powered flight tests to slow spacecraft prior to landing. This technology will allow NASA to increase landed payload masses, improve landing accuracy and increase the altitude of safe landing-sites. Image credit: NASA


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