NASA’s test of the parachute system for the Orion spacecraft was successful! via BBC:
The test version of the Orion capsule touched down safely in the Arizona desert after being dropped from a C-17 military aircraft at 10.6km (35,000ft).
The US space agency said Wednesday’s test was the closest to simulating a real return to Earth.
Orion is designed to replace the shuttle as America’s manned space transport system.
“We’ve put the parachutes through their paces in ground and airdrop testing in just about every conceivable way,” said Orion’s programme manager Mark Geyer.
“The series of tests has proven the system and will help ensure crew and mission safety for our astronauts in the future.”
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