NASA says the parachute designed for its Orion interplanetary spaceship passed its most complex test to date on Wednesday — but an even bigger test is still to come.
At the start of Wednesday's run-through, a test version of the Orion craft was pulled out of a C-17 aircraft, 35,000 feet above the U.S Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. The craft went into a 10-second free fall, and then the parachute system was triggered to slow its descent. Engineers rigged ...
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