SpaceX And Boeing Capsules Fail Parachute Stress Test

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Published on May 9, 2019 - Duration: 00:48s

SpaceX And Boeing Capsules Fail Parachute Stress Test

According to Business Insider, a SpaceX crew capsule failed a recent test.

A NASA administrator said that the Crew Dragon capsule failed a test for deploying its parachutes.

William Gerstenmaier, NASA's associate administrator for human exploration and operations, told a House subcommittee that the parachutes did not work as designed.

The test took place by in April.

But Boeing's crew capsule also failed the same test.

The parachute tests are a critical part of safely developing a crew capsule.

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