NASA's Orion Spacecraft Parachute Test a Success

June 26, 2014 4:39 PM

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NASA has successfully completed the test of its Orion spacecraft's parachute system, and as of yet, they dub it their most complex test.

The Orion capsule is designed to take astronauts much deeper into space than any other spacecraft; places like Mars, and an asteroid dragged into the orbit of the moon. The parachutes will be used to slow the spacecraft's decent as re-enters the atmosphere after spaceflight. Its first spaceflight de...

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