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Successful Parachute Test
Ares drogue chute test

The drogue parachute performance was the main objective of the Ares I parachute drop test that was conducted on Saturday at the Army’s Yuma Proving Grounds. In this picture the drogue chute is in full deployment prior to pulling out the main parachute. The test was a milestone in the development of the Ares I first stage recovery system. The newly-developed system will be used to recover the first stage of Ares I-X this summer.

Image credit: NASA/ATK

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