NOVA Parachute Problems
NASA untangles why a parachute failed during tests prior to the Curiosity landing. Details
Episode: Parachute Problems
While testing Curiosity’s parachute in the world’s largest wind tunnel, JPL scientists and engineers were confounded by a failed trial run. The parachute had never failed to open in the past, so why this strange anomaly? By replicating the error and analyzing it in high-resolution footage, they were able to pinpoint the problem.• Visit the Parachute Problems webpage
Premiere Date: 01/24/2013
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: NR
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