SpaceX Crew Dragon Parachute Test

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The SpaceX #CrewDragon spacecraft parachutes successfully deploy during the latest development test. This test simulated a pad abort, where the vehicle is tumbling at low altitude before parachute deploy, validating SpaceX’s parachute models and margins. As a part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, SpaceX has been developing and testing the Crew Dragon parachute system, which is comprised of two drogue parachutes and four main ring-sail parachutes—the same type of parachutes that have been commonly and successfully used for human spaceflight in the past.

More on Commercial Crew and SpaceX: https://go.nasa.gov/2O8cS7X
Download this video: https://images.nasa.gov/details-KSC-20190918-VP-MWC01-SPACEX-PARACHUTE.html

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  1. I know thar plans for powered landing superDraco engines was abandoned. But can they still be use if parachute fail ? and Crew Dragon can safe land using his rocket engines ?

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