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Mars - Landing on the Red Planet

Hitting the Martian surface “at about 40 Gs,” a lander carrying the Mars rover is cushioned by air bags. It bounces between fifteen and twenty times before it comes to rest. If the lander hits a rock, the mission could be severely compromised, or worse.

This NASA video recreates the landing.


Media Credits

NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory video.

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