Here are four essential links for NASA Orion and C-17 Airdrop flight testing: a video, the NASA Orion homepage, NASA Orion technical papers, and the NASA CPAS Youtube channel.
1. NASA Orion Airdrop Flight Test – First Flight Video
The first time NASA dropped the Orion CPAS, things didn’t go well, as you can see in this video.
2. NASA Orion Program homepage
You can see they bounced back and are testing successfully now at this NASA Orion link.
3. NASA Orion CPAS Technical Papers
NASA Orion CPAS Airdrop Test – Assessment of a Failure or download it from NASA’s Technical Reports Server. Read more about the whole program here: Development and testing of the ORION CEV.
4. NASA Orion CPAS on Youtube
Here is a montage of the many video angles/HD footage used in the most recent successful airdrop test of the Orion CPAS.
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