Orion's parachutes measure up in high pressure test

NASA and Rad Sinyak2017-09-14


Washington, DC, United States

Orion’s three main orange and white parachutes help a representative model of the spacecraft descend through sky above Arizona, where NASA engineers tested the parachute system on Sept. 13 at the U.S. Army Proving Ground in Yuma.

In 2017, NASA successfully conducted three tests in the desert of Yuma, Arizona to qualify Orion’s parachute system for flights with astronauts to help the agency safely return crew to Earth.

Each test simulated a possible failue scenarios that may occur with the parachute system.


  • Title: Orion's parachutes measure up in high pressure test
  • Creator: NASA, Rad Sinyak
  • Date Created: 2017-09-14

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