The chutes will slow the capsule's speed from 20,000 mph to just 20 mph as it returns to earth.
It's thought to be the first time that an untethered, underwater, under-ice vehicle has been operated through satellite link.
In just five years the Government space agency will be bringing back large chunks of space rock.
The craft will be a 22-pound quadrocopter to buzz around Titan's surface, collecting samples and generally enjoying the sights of the gigantic moon.
There are model rockets that you buy at your local hobby shop, and then there are model rockets that NASA builds for acoustic tests.
The 3D printer will be heading up to the ISS in August.
NASA observes back-to-back X-class solar flares, the most powerful kind of flare. Until we hit Z-class, that is.
Before the Saturn V, and before the Saturn IV, III, or II (which never flew), the Saturn I was NASA's heavy-lift workhorse.
At first glance, this picture may not look like much, but it's nearly 10 years of exposures from Hubble showing 10,000 galaxies in all of the wavelengths that the telescope is capable of capturing.
The National Research Council releases report stating that NASA’s current budget cannot realistically sustain a manned mission to Mars.