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NASA tests supersonic parachute, to help us land on Mars

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"The Reg worries about the sharp descent that seems not to follow the hoped-for flight profile."

Agreed that it's not the hoped-for profile, but that 'sharp descent' is in the velocity graph... ie it slowed down very quickly. That seems to be pretty much what they were hoping for, just that the 'chute deployed too soon.

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