Ares I Parachutes Test Successful

NASA Tests Largest Rocket Parachutes Ever for Ares I, NASA

"NASA and industry engineers successfully completed the first test of the Ares I rocket's three main parachutes Wednesday. The parachutes -- the largest rocket parachutes ever manufactured -- are designed to slow the rapid descent of the rocket's spent first-stage motor, permitting its recovery for use on future flights."

Editor's Update: We've now got the video on the next page of today's test.

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