SpaceX Tests Crew Dragon Parachutes

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NASA :SpaceX has successfully tested four large parachutes that will eventually be used to help lower its crewed Dragon spacecraft back to Earth. NASA published a video of the drop test today, which shows the four large parachutes deploying and slowing a mock spacecraft beneath them.
NASA has been paying SpaceX to make cargo runs to and from the International Space Station since 2012. Despite one big loss, the contract has gone so well that NASA is going to use SpaceX (and Boeing) to shuttle astronauts to and from the space station in the coming years. SpaceX is building a crew-rated version of its Dragon spacecraft for this express purpose.
But before that can happen, the company has a long series of milestone tests it needs to pass, and the parachute test was the most recent. Using a giant weight in place of an actual spacecraft, the company dropped the test rig from a C-130 aircraft thousands of feet in the air over Coolidge, Arizona. All four parachutes properly deployed.(Source-Internet)

SpaceX Tests Crew Dragon Parachutes
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