Taken with the MS55K Hi G strapped on to the rocket sled
recording the high speed video of the SIAD-R device.
Video of rocket-sled testing of the SIAD-R device, conducted in fall
2012 at China Lake, Calif. The SIAD-R is one of three supersonic
deceleration devices now being prepared for flight testing by the
Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project at NASA’s Jet Propulsion
Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. The devices, which slow the rate of
descent for vehicles entering the atmosphere of another planet, could
be used in Mars missions launching as early as 2018.