Valencia Engineering Students Test Parachute Designs at NASA

Valencia Engineering Students Test Parachute Designs at NASA

Valencia Engineering Students Test Parachute Designs at NASA

Kiara Rodriguez and her Valencia College engineering classmates spent much of the summer on a mission – one handed to them by NASA and the Astronaut Memorial Foundation.

The assignment? To spend one month designing and building a small parachute that could safely carry a 16.9-ounce bottle of water to the ground. And the best part? On July 1, they got to drop their parachutes from a platform 250 feet in the air on NASA’s Mobile Launcher at the Kennedy Space Center.

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