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.
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