Orion Parachute Drop Test on May 1, 2013
A model of NASA's Orion spacecraft glides to a successful touchdown during a test of its parachute system on Wednesday, May 1. Orion's three main parachutes, which slow it gradually down for landing, weigh 300 pounds each and can cover almost an entire football field.
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