Orion Parachute Drop Test on May 1, 2013
A model of NASA's Orion spacecraft is loaded into the C-17 airplane that then dropped it from an altitude of 25,000 feet above the Arizona dessert. The test took place at the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Yuma, Ariz., on Wednesday, May 1.
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