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Testing Curiosity's Parachute - Part 4

This episode (part 4 of a 4 part series) shows Mars team members having a little fun on April 1, 2009 (April Fool's) at the end of an exhausting parachute test campaign. The team had just completed testing the parachute for the next Mars rover, Curiosity. Curiosity used a similar parachute to successfully land on Mars in August 2012.


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