NASA’s Orion Deep Space Capsule Completes Most Complex Parachute Test Ahead of Maiden Launch

A test version of NASA's Orion manned  spacecraft descends under its three main parachutes above the U.S. Army Proving Ground in Arizona in the agency's most difficult test of the parachutes system's performance to prepare Orion for its first trip to space in December 2014.  Credit:  NASA/Rad Sinyak