Parachute

05.04.13
NASA's Orion spacecraft takes another parachute test, intentionally fails (video)
05.04.13

NASA's Orion spacecraft takes another parachute test, intentionally fails (video)

Ideally, Astronauts want to return to Earth in fully functional space capsules, but sometimes thin...

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08.30.12
NASA completes successful parachute drop simulation for Orion spacecraft
08.30.12

NASA completes successful parachute drop simulation for Orion spacecraft

NASA has always used the desert as its own personal playground, and we'd imagine that its team had...

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02.02.12
SpaceX test-fires its 'super' rocket engines (video)
02.02.12

SpaceX test-fires its 'super' rocket engines (video)

Spaceflight start-up, SpaceX, has been demonstrating the potency of its SuperDraco rockets, testin...

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11.14.11
Encased iPad survives 1300 foot drop, because why not?
11.14.11

Encased iPad survives 1300 foot drop, because why not?

The folks at G-Form make athletic pads and rugged iPad cases, but they must really hate Apple's...

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09.30.11
Future SpaceX rockets will set you down gently after your long commute (video)
09.30.11

Future SpaceX rockets will set you down gently after your long commute (video)

Elon Musk's space ferries will one day require nothing so prosaic as parachutes to soften their l...

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09.12.11
Paraswift climbs buildings, jumps, lives to tell the tale (video)
09.12.11

Paraswift climbs buildings, jumps, lives to tell the tale (video)

Looks like not even our parachuting jobs are safe from the robot onslaught. Disney Research and t...

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05.11.11
Swiss rocketeer jetpacks above Grand Canyon, lives to tell the tale (video)
05.11.11

Swiss rocketeer jetpacks above Grand Canyon, lives to tell the tale (video)

There's "crazy" and then there's "craaazy." Crazy is going swimming five minutes after eating, or...

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07.13.10
GPS parachutes delivering blood to front lines in the coming years
07.13.10

GPS parachutes delivering blood to front lines in the coming years

GPS-guided parachutes are nothing new -- in fact, we're guessing that a few are being dropped somewh...

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03.29.10
CubeSail parachute to drag old satellites from orbit, keep atmospheric roads clear
03.29.10

CubeSail parachute to drag old satellites from orbit, keep atmospheric roads clear

It's not something laypeople think about very often (space debris, for those wondering), but it's c...

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