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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

ORION Update... A parachute deployment test for the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle was successfully conducted above the Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona last week:

A test article containing the Orion spacecraft's 3 parachutes is deployed from a C-130 aircraft above Arizona's Yuma Proving Grounds last week.
NASA

The 3 parachutes for the Orion spacecraft were successfully deployed above Arizona's Yuma Proving Grounds last week.
NASA

The test article—with the 3 parachutes now removed—lies on the desert floor following the successful deployment test in Arizona last week.
NASA

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