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2013-07-12 23:24:49

Middletown’s Ohio Challenge Balloon Festival is July 12th - 14th, and is set to include several performances by the Team Fastrax skydivers. This includes their much anticipated pyrotechnic display, which is an amazing site to behold. (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 The event will be held July 12th through the 14th, in Middletown’s Smith Park, which is adjacent to the Middletown Regional Airport. It has something fun for everyone, including hot air balloon rides, Murray Brothers Carnival,...

2013-07-05 23:16:28

On Saturday, July 6th, 2013, Team Fastrax will perform an American Flag skydive at the “4th For Our Soldiers” event in Burlington, Kentucky. It is an annual event being held in the Arborwood Subdivision, to show appreciation to the families of our military personnel for their sacrifice. Burlington, KY (PRWEB) July 05, 2013 The 8th Annual 4th For Our Soldiers Event is being held this year in the Arborwood Subdivision in Burlington, KY from 4pm to midnight on Saturday, July 6th. A...

2013-07-03 23:19:52

Frisco, TX is set to land an iFLY indoor skydiving facility scheduled for opening in late 2013 at the Stonebriar Centre Mall. The facility will be known as iFLY Dallas and will be the 27th indoor skydiving facility built by the Austin-based company, iFLY Holdings. Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 Frisco is set to land an iFLY indoor skydiving facility scheduled for opening in late 2013 at the Stonebriar Centre Mall. The facility will be known as iFLY Dallas and will be the 27th indoor...

2013-07-03 08:22:26

July 4 Charity Event Will Attempt to Break Guinness World Record LAS VEGAS, July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Larry Flynt's Hustler Club, the most audacious gentlemen's club in Las Vegas, will host "Flight of the Tatas," a topless charity skydive beginning at 7 AM on Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Benefiting the Living Beyond Breast Cancer Foundation, a nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to supporting women affected by breast cancer, the unique event will attempt...

2013-06-17 08:29:30

ATTEMPTS WORLD SKYDIVING RECORD TO BENEFIT FATHER WITH PARKINSON'S DISEASE MINNEAPOLIS, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kevin Burkart will attempt a world skydiving record to benefit his father and all those living with Parkinson's on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. The event will be held from 5:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. at Skydive Twin Cities in Baldwin, WI. Burkart launched "100 Perfect Jumps for Parkinson's" in 2008 after his father was diagnosed with Parkinson's, a...

2013-05-17 23:19:23

Fiorentino Drag Test with United Space Alliance Successful Newport Beach, California (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Fiorentino Para-Anchor announces a successful on-water test of its parachute sea anchor which is scheduled to be deployed when NASA´s new Orion spacecraft returns from its first beyond low Earth orbit flight test. Representatives of Houston-based United Space Alliance, subcontractor to Lockheed Martin on the Orion project, watched the test in the harbor at Long Beach, CA. Zack...

Simulated Parachute Failures Can't Keep NASA From Landing Orion Test Version Safely
2013-05-02 10:31:59

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online During a simulation of two types of parachute failures this past Wednesday, a test version of NASA´s Orion spacecraft made a safe landing. The mock capsule was traveling approximately 250 mph during the test in Yuma, Arizona, when the parachutes were deployed. This is the highest speed reached by the craft as part of a series of tests designed to certify the parachute system for carrying humans. The mission´s engineers...

2013-05-01 12:21:59

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A test version of NASA's Orion spacecraft safely landed during a simulation of two types of parachute failures Wednesday. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) In the test, conducted in Yuma, Ariz., the mock capsule was traveling about 250 mph when the parachutes were deployed. That is the highest speed the craft has experienced as part of the test series designed to certify Orion's parachute system for carrying...

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. The test was conducted Tuesday in Yuma, Ariz., with the parachutes attached to a test article. Engineers rigged the parachutes so only two would inflate, leaving the third to flag behind, when the test capsule was dropped from a plane 25,000 feet above the Arizona desert. "Today is a great validation of the parachute system," said Chris...

2013-02-12 12:21:17

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA engineers have demonstrated the agency's Orion spacecraft can land safely if one of its three main parachutes fails to inflate during deployment. (Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The test was conducted Tuesday in Yuma, Ariz., with the parachutes attached to a test article. Engineers rigged the parachutes so only two would inflate, leaving the third to flag behind, when the test capsule was dropped from a...