NASA Launches Parachute Test Platform from Wallops

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NASA tested a parachute platform during the flight of a Terrier-Black Brant IX suborbital sounding rocket on Oct. 4, from the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The rocket carried the Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment (ASPIRE) from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. The mission will evaluate the performance of the ASPIRE payload, which is designed to test parachute systems in a low-density, supersonic environment.

This video is available for download from NASA’s Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/#/details-NHQ_2017_1004_NASA%20Launches%20Parachute%20Test%20Platform%20from%20Wallops.html

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