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Drogue Parachute Drop Test 6
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Drogue Parachute Drop Test 6

July 29, 2010
Carla Thomas, a NASA videographer at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., tests her camera. She captured in-flight imagery of the extraction of the 77,000-pound test palette from a U.S. Air Force C-17 during a drogue parachute test on April 14, 2010, at the U. S. Army Yuma Proving Grounds near Yuma, Ariz. This drop test set a record for the heaviest single load ever extracted out of a C-17 during flight.