Orion Drop Test in Arizona Successful

An Orion capsule descends under parachute near Yuma, Arizona. (Credit: NASA)

NASA PR — CPAS just completed the EDU-A-CDT-3-5 (PTV-2) airdrop test. All visuals indicate a nominal parachute test. Recovery operations at the DZ will begin shortly to return the test hardware to the hanger in Yuma which will complete the day’s activities.

The Orion Parachute Test Vehicle inside the C17 ready for the drop test. (Credit: NASA)