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NASA's Supersonic Decelerator Suffers 2nd Parachute Failure

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After flying to 120,000 feet on a helium balloon NASA successfully ignited a motor on their Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator which brought it up from 120,000 feet to 180,000 feet before deploying an inflatable balloon on the craft which increases drag and helps slow it down for re-entry vehicles. Unfortunately like last years test the parachute failed on deployment and the craft hit the water.

Teams are looking to recover the 'black box' which contains all the high resolution and high speed video for further analysis.

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