• Dream Chaser Inches Closer To Space Station Cargo Runs With Successful Glide Test

    One year ago - By Tech Times

    Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser completed a successful glide test at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center. The reusable spacecraft now advances its mission of delivering cargo to the ISS.
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  • NASA's Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test

    One year ago - By Phys.org

    Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph. Preparations for this mission have provided, for the first time, dramatic video of the parachute opening at supersonic speed.
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