A full-scale NASA Orion test article has concluded a second parachute drop test at the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, descending and touching down safely in spite of an intentional anomaly that led to an early inflation of the main chutes. The July 18 drop test is a prelude to Orion’s Exploration Flight Test-1, a two-orbit unmanned flight test of the four-person capsule planned for 2014. With a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy as the propulsion source, the test will ...


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