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Aug. 28, 2012, Orion Parachute Test
Aug. 28, 2012, Orion Parachute Test

(28 Aug. 2012) - A dart-shaped test vehicle that is used to simulate Orion's parachute compartment descends above the skies of the U.S. Yuma Army Proving Ground in Arizona. Engineers were testing the maximum pressure Orion's chutes might face when returning from exploration missions. Photo credit: NASA

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