NASA parachute test at YPG
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NASA engineers conducted another successful airdrop test of the Orion space capsule's descent and landing parachutes, high above the Yuma Proving Ground early Wednesday morning. Orion is NASA’s next-generation spacecraft and is being designed to carry astronauts deeper into space than ever before, eventually even to the planet Mars. It’s first flight, which will be unmanned, is scheduled to take place in about two years.
NASA engineers and capsule parachute assembly system team members began recovery operations Wednesday morning shortly after the Orion capsule-shaped test vehicle had hit the ground.
PHOTO BY JAMES GILBERT/YUMA SUN