It was used by NASA to demonstrate the challenges of soft landing a spacecraft on Mars.
The class were given an egg (raw), some basic materials and the instructions that they had to be able to drop the egg from a variety of heights and the egg should remain unbroken.
After 40 minutes, the parachutes and egg were ready....
I think the photos tell the story!
(Destructive Clever Lucky Spaceship)
Team "The Denominator"
Team "The Eggifier"
and the results???