Countdown to Mars: Nasa's Orion capsule that will take man to the red planet passes first parachute tests

June 26, 2014 7:55 PM

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The spacecraft it is hoped will take man to Mars has passed its first parachute tests with flying colours.

Nasa’s Orion spacecraft landed gently using its parachutes after being shoved out of a military jet at 35,000 feet.

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