A model of NASA's Orion spacecraft is loaded into the airplane that then dropped it from an altitude of feet above the Arizona dessert. The test took place at the U. Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Yuma, Ariz., on Wednesday, May
Loading Operations for Orion Spacecraft Parachute Test
Loading Operations for Orion Spacecraft Parachute Test. A test version of the Orion spacecraft is loaded onto a aircraft on The test was part of a series of parachute tests that will enable NASA to certify Orion to carry humans into space.
Engineers prepare Orion’s service module for installation of the fairings that will protect it during launch this fall when Orion launches on its first mission. The service module, along with its fairings, is now complete.