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(Harry Whitver)

How Things Work: Dropping in on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover will try a new way of landing on another planet

The Last Minute To Mars: Parachute Deploy

Parachute Deploy
(Harry Whitver)

A super­sonic parachute slows the spacecraft after its fiery entry through the atmosphere, and the heat shield is dropped.

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