A shuttle is shown landing with an open drag chute trailing from the back

The drag chute on the space shuttle Endeavour opens to slow down the spacecraft during landing. Image Credit: NASA

      resistance to motion through the air

The drag parachute helps the space shuttle come to a stop after landing.

The force of drag tried to pull our kite down.

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