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2009-03-13 15:55:00

NASA and U.S. Air Force test pilots have just dropped a 50,000-pound "dummy" rocket booster on the Arizona desert--and stopped it before it crashed.It's all part of NASA's plan to return to the Moon."NASA's new Ares moon rocket is going to have a reusable booster stage that we plan to recover after each mission," explains James Burnum of Marshall Space Flight Center. "To 'catch' the booster before it crashes back to Earth, we need a super-reliable parachute system."Chief pilot Frank Batteas...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
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