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Orion Parachute Tests Get More Difficult

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Success Continues as NASA's Orion Parachute Tests Get More Difficult

A test version of NASA's Orion spacecraft landed safely during a simulation of two types of parachute failures Wednesday, May 1.

In the test, conducted in Yuma, Ariz., the mock capsule was traveling about 250 mph when the parachutes were deployed. That is the highest speed the craft has experienced as part of the test series designed to certify Orion's parachute system for carrying humans.

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Orion Parachute Drop Test on May 1, 2013

A test version of NASA's Orion spacecraft landed safely during a simulation of two types of parachute failures Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

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Great article and vid! Thanks for sharing.

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