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SpaceX Completes Dragon Parachute Test

August 20th, 2010 08:12 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

mattclar writes “SpaceX just released footage and pictures of last weeks Dragon parachute drop test. Using an Erickson Air-Crane, the Dragon capsule was carried to 14,000 feet, then released. After a few seconds of freefall, the drouge chutes appeared, followed by the main chutes. The test concluded with a gentle touchdown within the target area to conclude a test described by SpaceX as ’100% successful.’”

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