News tagged with flight system

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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'Mighty Eagle' lander aces major exam

(Phys.org)—Completing this round of flight test objectives, the "Mighty Eagle," a NASA robotic prototype lander, flew to an altitude of 100 feet and descended gently to a controlled landing during a successful ...

Sep 06, 2012
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Explore Gale Crater in your browser

(Phys.org) -- A large mosaic of THEMIS images showing Gale Crater, the landing site for Curiosity, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover, is now available for would-be Martians to explore using their web browsers.

Aug 08, 2012
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