NASA Orion Parachute System Flight Test Successful

June 27, 2014 6:35 PM

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NASA Orion Parachute System Flight Test Successful

NASA announced that the Orion spacecraft successfully completed the first flight-test of its parachute system on Wednesday.

A test version of the Orion spacecraft landed safely in an Arizona desert this week. The spacecraft was pulled by a C-17 aircraft and carried 35,000 feet above the Yuma Proving Ground of the U.S. Army. This was the first time a parachute's system was tested at this altitude. Engineers also tested ho...

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