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2013-02-13 10:21:03

NASA engineers have demonstrated the agency's Orion spacecraft can land safely if one of its three main parachutes fails to inflate during deployment.

NASA Successfully Tests Orion’s Parachute Backup System
2012-12-21 14:32:49

NASA has completed a series of parachute tests for its Orion spacecraft at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground in southwestern Arizona.


Word of the Day
deuteragonist
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.
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