boeingStarliner mock-up dropped 38 thousand feet over Spaceport America & @USArmy White Sands Missile Range, reaching same velocity it will when descending from space to Earth.
Boeing test teams reached a significant milestone for the CST-100 Starliner program by testing the parachute system Starliner will use on its return to Earth.
Using a helium-filled balloon, it took about 30 minutes for the test vehicle to reach 38,300 ft. The ride down took four minutes and reached speeds of 300 mph. A series of mortars deployed parachutes at different altitudes, ultimately slowing the vehicle down to gently land. “Visually, it performed better than expected,” said Tony Taylor, lead engineer for the Starliner parachute system. “Now, we have to go analyze all the data and then go drop the capsule a few more times.” More testing is planned for the next several months.
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- thediamondqueennowIMPRESSIVELY CREATIVE INDEED!!! ♡
- cache_limoThis is AMAZING
- ricardokememEnquanto isso vão utilizando tecnologia russa mesmo 😂😂
- breezey2399Why the #M88 tow tank?
- dreap13Hope this is coming to YPG Yuma for the next phase of testing @boeing!
- satoriprimeguySweet! 😏
- noahlavalleegrant1999Amazing job Boeing😍
- thefitnessastronautMarvelous post
- folkgreenGreat 👍👍👍
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- luca_doltuCongratulations! Good work! @boeing
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