This animated GIF shows a successful test of the parachute that will be used to land NASAs Perseverance rover on Mars.

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This animated GIF shows a successful test of the parachute that will be used to land NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars. The images were taken on Sept. 7, 2018, during the third and final flight of the Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment (ASPIRE) project.

For more information about the mission, go to https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/.

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