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SpaceX successfully tests parachutes to bring astronauts back to Earth

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SpaceX has successfully tested four large parachutes that will be used to lower its crewed Dragon spacecraft back to Earth.SpaceX

Using a giant weight in place of an actual spacecraft, it dropped the test rig from a C-130 aircraft thousands of feet in the air. All four parachutes properly deployed. Although the test rig settled down somewhere in the desert, but plan is to back the Dragon crew down in the ocean.

Image via racunalo.com
Image via racunalo.com

Spacex is also said to be testing propulsive landings.