langue en NASA - 10/03/2017

Orion Spacecraft Parachute Test

NASA conducted the latest successful test of the Orion spacecrafts parachute system on March 8 in the skies above the U.S. Armys Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.

The test was designed to evaluate the parachutes performance in an emergency abort situation that would require Orion to be jettisoned from the agencys Space Launch System rocket during a launch.

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