As humanity continues on its trek to explore the depths of our universe, the next hurdle is getting man to Mars. Preceding manned launches, we first need to get rovers to the red planet to study and learn as much as possible from our celestial neighbor. NASA just today successfully landed the insight rover module on the planet, and a key facet of that landing sequence is parachute deployment.
In preparation for NASA’ s 2020 rover mission, they have been making innovations on the parachute design and deployment sequence in a project called ASPIRE. The project recently broke a record when it deployed it’s parachute in just 4 10ths of a second, making it the fastest chute deployment in history.
Take a look at the video below to see how this project has come together and how it soon may alow us to bring humans to the red planet.