SpaceX: Dragon drop test successful

SpaceX had a successful drop test  of the Dragon spacecraft from 14,000 ft.

“The purpose of the test was to validate the Dragon’s parachute deployment systems and recovery operations prior to the first flight of an operational Dragon later this year. The drop occurred on August 12, 2010 about nine miles off the coast from the scenic town of Morro Bay, CA– 45 miles north of Vandenberg Air Force Base.” -SpaceX

Great video of the test here.

Dragon spacecraft under full main chutes

Dragon spacecraft under full main chutes photo:SpaceX

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