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Orion Parachute Drop Test on Feb. 12, 2013
Orion Parachute Drop Test on Feb. 12, 2013

A test article representing the Orion spacecraft floats to the ground during the latest Orion parachute test. For this test, engineers rigged one of the three red and white main parachutes to fail, to prove that the vehicle could land safely with only two working main parachutes.

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