The ESA Successfully Drop Tested The Largest Parachute to Ever Go To Mars

The European Space Agency (ESA) completed the first successful high-altitude drop test of the ExoMars mission parachute, which will be the largest to ever fly on Mars, a press statement reveals. The first and second stage parachutes have now both flown this year, meaning the ExoMars Rosalind Franklin rover mission is on course to launch for … Read more

Europe conducts successful drop test on largest parachute set to fly on Mars

The European Space Agency has successfully completed a high altitude drop test on the largest parachute set to fly on Mars in 2023. The parachute will be deployed to slow down Europe’s Exo Mars rover after it crosses the Martian atmosphere before landing on the alien world. With the completion of the drop test, both … Read more

In 2003, Ce-Ce Mazyck’s parachute got tangled with another soldier’s; today she’s a voice for disabled Veterans

Despite growing up in a tumultuous environment that included being the daughter of drug addicts, suffering abuse at the hands of a family member, and surviving a suicide attempt, Centra “Ce-Ce” Mazyck did not let her trauma define her future. Upon graduating from high school, she set off on her own and enrolled at Bauder … Read more

Crew Dragon lands safely, despite one parachute inflating slowly [Updated]

Enlarge / NASA Television of the Crew-2 landing shows three main parachutes deployed, with a fourth one lagging behind. NASA TV 11:30pm ET Monday update: Crew Dragon Endeavour safely splashed down into the Northern Gulf of Mexico on Monday evening, just south of Pensacola, Florida. The water landing capped a successful 199-day mission to the … Read more

Entry, Descent and Landing (EDL)

Entry, Descent, and Landing – often referred to as “EDL” – is the shortest and most intense phase of the Mars 2020 mission. It begins when the spacecraft reaches the top of the Martian atmosphere, travelling nearly 12,500 miles per hour (20,000 kilometers per hour). It ends about seven minutes later, with Perseverance stationary on … Read more

Tom Cruise Drops In on Hikers While Filming MI:7 Parachute Scene

Action aficionado Tom Cruise lands a helicopter in the English countryside while performing and filming parachute jumps for Mission: Impossible 7. Tom Cruise lands a helicopter in the English countryside while performing and filming parachute jumps for Mission: Impossible 7. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Mission: Impossible – Fallout‘s writer and director, Christopher McQuarrie, is returning for the seventh and … Read more

Zhurong, China’s Mars Rover, Lets Earth a Look at Its Parachute and Backshell

Zhurong, China’s Mars Rover, has given those back on Earth a glimpse of its parachute and backshell. This was made possible thanks to the Mars Rover’s hazard-avoidance cameras. The Zhurong was able to take black-and-white photos using the technology as well as one colored photo of the parachute-backshell. The parachute and backshell were all essential … Read more