NASA, SpaceX Analyzing Dragon Parachute Issue

A thermal imaging system aboard a NASA WB-57 aircraft captured the nighttime descent and splashdown of the SpaceX Crew-2 capsule on Nov. 8. One of the four main parachutes, which deploy at an altitude of about 6,500 ft., was slow to fully inflate.
Credit: NASA TV
During the return of SpaceX’s 24th Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission—an uncrewed cargo run to the International Space Station (ISS)—a single main parachute lagged during inflation on Jan. 24, NASA said in a statement to Aerospace DAILY. The same scenario occurred during the splashdown of...

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