View Full Version : Take a Ride on a Rocket Sled To Test Supersonic Decelerators

2012-Apr-03, 03:10 PM
Landing large payloads on Mars — large enough to land humans — is still beyond our capability. “There’s too much atmosphere on Mars to land heavy vehicles like we do on the moon, using propulsive technology completely,” said Rob Manning, Chief Engineer for the Mars Exploration Directorate, in an article we wrote a few years [...]

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2012-Apr-07, 04:21 PM
That is pretty interesting.