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Orion passes another test - The Galveston County Daily News: Space

December 3, 2016

Orion passes another test

Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 4:20 pm

Tuesday was a good day for the future of human space flight. Out in Yuma, Ariz., an Orion capsule was taken up to 25,000 feet and dropped from a plane. One of its three main parachutes was rigged to not open.

The capsule landed safely, which is exactly what it was supposed to do.

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