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Ares Super-chute

NASA and U.S. Air Force test pilots have just dropped a 50,000-pound "dummy" rocket booster on the Arizona desert--and stopped it before it crashed. It's all part of NASA's plan to return to the Moon.

Mar 16, 2009
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A canopy of confidence: Orion's parachutes

(Phys.org)—They were perhaps some of the most visible images of the end of each Apollo mission: Giant orange and white parachutes unfurled high above the spacecraft, gently descending toward the ocean. ...

Sep 12, 2012
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Nasa conducts new parachute test for Orion

(PhysOrg.com) -- On Feb. 29, NASA successfully conducted another drop test of the Orion crew vehicle's entry, descent and landing parachutes high above the Arizona desert in preparation for the vehicle's orbital ...

Mar 02, 2012
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Paolo's wild ride down

(PhysOrg.com) -- For the first time since his landing on Tuesday, ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli was again in the public eye yesterday at a press conference. A smiling Paolo talked about his ride back to Earth ...

May 30, 2011
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