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Orion Parachute test
alan
post Aug 21 2008, 04:40 AM
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that went well blink.gif
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post Aug 21 2008, 04:48 AM
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NOT!

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post Aug 21 2008, 07:19 AM
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Worth noting - it wasn't a failure of Orion's parachute system. It was a failure of one of the parachutes needed to set the drop up ready to deploy Orions parachutes in a flight analogous way.
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post Aug 21 2008, 06:25 PM
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This is why I'm not so eager to go skydiving.


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post Aug 22 2008, 08:17 AM
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You'd be fine until the last few centimetres. blink.gif

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post Aug 22 2008, 09:43 AM
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Cross your legs, put out your arms. Then they can unscrew you from the ground afterwards.
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post Aug 22 2008, 12:37 PM
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Odd, I never though of a coffee cup looking like an Orion capsule before....


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post Aug 22 2008, 03:29 PM
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That was the most painful engineering film I have seen in ages ......YIKES!


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post Aug 22 2008, 06:38 PM
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"Every failure moves us forward..." yada yada yada! At least it was an entertaining show.


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