How It’s Done

Just how do you apply the correct aerodynamic force to test a prototype Mars parachute that is too large for any wind tunnel?

Simple, you just gather up the right gear:

  • MH-60S Knighthawk Helicopter, 4000 ft Drop Altitude
  • 135,000 lb Sled
  • 100,000 lbf of Pull Thrust
  • 50,000 lb Tripod Structure
  • 2,000,000 lb Concrete Anchors
  • 300 hp Winch to Fish in Parachute

And with a kick butt tune, it’s go big or go home.

I suggest clicking the source link below and watch this full screen too.

Love it :mrgreen:

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