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NASA's Orion spacecraft performs successful landing test with just two of its three parachutes (VIDEO)

Washington, USA - The capsule was dropped from a plane at a 7600-metre altitude

NASA engineers have demonstrated that the Orion spacecraft of the American space agency can land safely if one of its three main parachutes fails to inflate during deployment. The test was conducted in Yuma, Arizona: engineers rigged the parachutes so only two would inflate, leaving the third to flag behind, when the test capsule was dropped from a plane 25,000 feet (7620 metres) above the Arizona...

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