Capsule Parachute Assembly System

NASA's Orion Capsule Parachute Test Postponed, then Successful

Dec 22, 2017
NASA

The most recent test for NASA’s Orion capsule parachute system at the Yuma Proving Ground was postponed for two days.  But a successful test did (eventually) take place.  Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk was at the Yuma Proving Ground for the test…

NASA Tests Orion Capsule Parachute at Yuma Proving Ground

Mar 28, 2017
NASA

The Orion project is planned to take humans to Mars but before that can happen, NASA wants to send astronauts to the moon for the first time in decades.  The space agency recently came to Yuma Proving Ground to test the parachute system for that capsule.  Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk was on site…

NASA Capsule Parachute Test at Yuma Proving Ground Scrubbed

Jul 5, 2016
Maya Springhawk Robnett / Arizona Science Desk; KAWC

Scientists and technicians from NASA gathered in the desert near Yuma recently, hoping to test a parachute for the Orion Mars mission capsule.  As Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk was on-site, things didn’t quite go as planned...