Hey everyone, I currently work on the parachute system for NASA that will be used on the "Orion" capsule that is currently be looked at being used to pull in an asteroid among other things sometime in the not so distant future..... Tomorrow (7/23) at 7:30 AM PST NASA/Google will be broadcasting the drop test live from Yuma Proving Grounds. Below is the link (sorry copy and paste) that will get you to both the Google hangout and to NASA tv. http://news.yahoo.com/nasa-invites-media-public-hangout-live-orion-parachute-182500111.html Just wanted to share to the community if you did not hear about this. Some details of the drop: Extracted Payload - 32,000+ lbs Aircraft Velocity - 185+ Knots Aircraft Altitude - 35,000 ft One main parachute is scheduled to be cut away during the descent to simulate a miss firing of the parachute release system (normally would release once capsule landed safely in the water).