Sep 26, 2023

Watch NASA test solid rocket motors for first Mars rocket launch

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The Mars Ascent Vehicle will become the first rocket to launch from another planet for NASA and ESA’s Mars Sample Return mission.

NASA has released footage captured by its Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV) team as they performed wind tunnel tests at the space agency’s historic Marshall Space Flight Center.

The US space agency has successfully completed wind tunnel tests on 3D-printed scale models of the MAV, a blog post from NASA reveals.


The US space agency shared footage of the tests, which took place in March and April, a blog post from NASA reveals.

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