The Martian Rocket Capsules Drop Test Video
Have you ever seen a tree in free fall?
Today we have done the first seedling drop test in the Genesis 1:11™ plant-transporting rocket capsule from the altitude of 1230 meters/4035ft.
From this attempt, we learned that the focus must be more on the stabilizing fins due to the uneven distribution of weight (which mostly comes from the soil, and the camera. Surprisingly, only the wings fell off on the impact. The rocket body, plant, and soil sensors survived despite the 270 rpm and 104km/h=64.6 mph average speed.