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Orion parachute test, drop day

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Orion parachute test, drop day NASA’s Orion spacecraft completed a key parachute test Aug. 26 at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground in Yuma, Arizona. After being dropped by a C-17 aircraft from a height of 35,000 feet, Orion descended to the ground with a simulated failure of one drogue parachute and one main parachute. This was the sixteenth parachute development test, and the next-to-last of the program before crewed flight qualification tests begin next year.

Jason Davis / The Planetary Society

Original image data dated on or about August 26, 2015.

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Mr Willis: 08/29/2015 12:48 CDT

Orion is the key project for really getting out into outerspace and beond. Like gemini and apollo the spacecraft has to be 100%

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