Orion Parachute test
Aug 21 2008, 04:40 AM
that went well
Aug 21 2008, 04:48 AM
-the other Doug
Aug 21 2008, 07:19 AM
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.
Aug 21 2008, 06:25 PM
This is why I'm not so eager to go skydiving.
Aug 22 2008, 08:17 AM
You'd be fine until the last few centimetres.
Aug 22 2008, 09:43 AM
Cross your legs, put out your arms. Then they can unscrew you from the ground afterwards.
Aug 22 2008, 12:37 PM
Odd, I never though of a coffee cup looking like an Orion capsule before....
Please pardon my askew humor.
Aug 22 2008, 03:29 PM
That was the most painful engineering film I have seen in ages ......YIKES!
Aug 22 2008, 06:38 PM
"Every failure moves us forward..." yada yada yada! At least it was an entertaining show.
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