Parachute

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

Navy parachutist dies during demonstration over Hudson River

JERSEY CITY, NJ/May 29, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — In the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, a Navy Seal team member fell to his death Sunday after his parachute failed to open during a Fleet Week demonstration over the Hudson River. The accident occurred a few minutes after noon near Liberty State Park, a large New … Continue reading Navy parachutist dies during demonstration over Hudson River