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Testing future spacecraft technologies
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Armadillo Aerospace's STIG-A test vehicle deploys a ballute as it reaches apogee during a Jan. 28, 2012 test flight. The ballute, a combination balloon-parachute stabilization device, failed to work properly but company officials said the flight met its main test objectives.
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Original image data dated on or about January 28, 2012
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