April 10, 2012

Orion Engineering Development Unit Air Drop Test

Performed on Feb. 29, 2012 at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Grounds, this is the third in a series of the most flight-like parachute tests to date with a representative parachute compartment for the Orion spacecraft. It is the first such test to use a capsule shape representing Orion, known as a Parachute Test Vehicle.  credit:  NASA

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