Drogue Parachute Drop Test 5
July 29, 2010
The jumbo dart used as part NASA's drogue parachute test was loaded into the back of an Air Force C-17 on April 13, 2010, at the U. S. Army Yuma Proving Grounds near Yuma, Ariz. The design load limit test will provide engineers with a better understanding of the full structural capabilities of the drogue parachute currently under development to return next-generation space vehicles safely to Earth.
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