Orion spacecraft

NASA drops replica Orion spacecraft to test parachutes

YUMA, Ariz. /December 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  NASA on Friday successfully dropped a replica Orion spacecraft from an Air Force transport aircraft to a southwestern Arizona desert site to test the craft’s ability to cope with a partial parachute failure. The test used two of Orion’s three main parachutes to simulate the failure of the … Continue reading NASA drops replica Orion spacecraft to test parachutes