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Parachutes For NASA's Orion Spacecraft Passed Most Difficult Test
2014-06-25 03:21:47

NASA NASA completed the most complex and flight-like test of the parachute system for the agency's Orion spacecraft on Wednesday. A test version of Orion touched down safely in the Arizona desert after being pulled out of a C-17 aircraft, 35,000 feet above the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Ground. It was the first time some parachutes in the system had been tested at such a high altitude. Engineers also put additional stresses on the parachutes by allowing the test version of Orion to free...

2014-06-24 08:20:29

Sets World Record for Highest Parafoil Flight; Completes Full Flight Profile TUCSON, Ariz., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Representing a milestone accomplishment, World View, the commercial balloon spaceflight company, has successfully completed a scaled test flight of its high-altitude balloon spaceflight system breaking the world record for highest parafoil flight in the process. The flight launched from Roswell International Air Center in Roswell, NM on June 18 at 7:45 a.m. MT and lasted...

2014-06-07 12:21:13

TORONTO, June 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Safe swimming and safe splashing mean your kids can have fun when they are in and around the water. This is the message being shared with Canadians during Parachute's Safe Kids Week, June 7 - 14, 2014. With more than 570 children having drowned in Canada in the past 10 years, this message takes on added urgency and is why Parachute is encouraging Canadians to become aware of the importance of water safety in order to prevent drowning and water-related injuries...

2014-06-02 12:29:58

OTTAWA, June 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Today The Hon. Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, The Hon. Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport and Mrs. Laureen Harper join Parachute CEO Louise Logan in urging 500 senior students at Nepean High School to stop texting while driving. The event marked the launch of Parachute's public awareness campaign to Stop the Clock on preventable injuries, including those caused by distracted driving. Kathryn Field, whose teenage son Josh died five years ago as a result...

2014-05-22 08:30:41

Project Gearshift aims to increase awareness around the number one cause of death amongst Canadian teenagers TORONTO, May 22, 2014 /CNW/ - In an effort to educate teens about distracted, aggressive and impaired driving, as well as reduce the number of motor vehicle-related injuries and fatalities among young Canadians, Parachute and partner State Farm launched Project Gearshift today. Now in its second year, Parachute's Project Gear Shift is a national awareness campaign designed...

Orion’s Parachute Performance Tested Over Arizona
2014-04-25 03:04:32

[ Watch The Video: NASA Drops Orion From C-17, Tests Parachute Performance ] NASA The team designing the parachute system for NASA’s Orion spacecraft has demonstrated almost every parachute failure they could imagine. But on April 23, they tested how the system would perform if the failure wasn’t in the parachutes. Orion is the safest spacecraft ever built to carry humans, and its Launch Abort System can take a good deal of the credit for that distinction. In an emergency on the...

2014-02-19 23:25:25

Man takes on the ultra marathon of skydiving--a jump every 2 minutes--for history and charity. Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Today, Jay Stokes announced his attempt to complete 700 skydives in 24 hours and break his own World Record on September 5 and 6, 2014 at Skydive Indianapolis. His goal is to make history—and raise over $200,000 for charity. Jay made the announcement at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, whose foundation is one of the three charities he will be...

2014-01-17 11:20:22

Engineers testing the parachute system for NASA's Orion spacecraft increased the complexity of their tests Thursday, Jan. 16, adding the jettison of hardware designed to keep the capsule safe during flight. The test was the first to give engineers in-air data on the performance of the system that jettisons Orion's forward bay cover. The cover is a shell that fits over Orion's crew module to protect the spacecraft during launch, orbital flight and re-entry into Earth's atmosphere. When...

2014-01-16 16:20:48

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Engineers testing the parachute system for NASA's Orion spacecraft increased the complexity of their tests Thursday, Jan. 16, adding the jettison of hardware designed to keep the capsule safe during flight. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The test was the first to give engineers in-air data on the performance of the system that jettisons Orion's forward bay cover. The cover is a shell that fits over...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.