SpaceX Dragon Drop Test

SpaceX conducted the Dragon high altitude drop test on 12 August 2010 to validate the parachute deployment systems and recovery operations. An Erickson S-64 Air-Crane nicknamed “Elvis” released Dragon from 4.26 km (14,000 feet) altitude off the coast of Morro Bay California, north of Vandenberg Air Force Base.

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