Boeing to Design Guidance Parachute Technology for Mars Missions

Ballistic parachutes with drive slots for controlled descent already exist for terrestrial piloted systems, making them a low-risk approach to controlled descent on Mars. Photo courtesy of Irvin Aerospace Inc.

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Tanya E. Deason-Sharp
Boeing NASA Systems
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Glen Golightly
Boeing Phantom Works
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