Sunday, August 24, 2008
Orion Capsule Fails Drop Test
The NASA Orion test flight failed [vid] July 31st crashing after its landing parachutes failed. Instead of touching down gently in the Arizona desert, the 25 ton spacecraft, which was an empty replica of the real thing, plummeted 25,000 feet before smashing into the ground in a cloud of dust. More from The Telegraph.