VIDEO: NASA makes big splash with Orion test

NASA technicians dropped a mockup of the Orion spacecraft into a pool of water to see how it would perform during a spashdown.

Scientists at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, dropped a 7.2-ton mockup of Orion spacecraft into a pool of water on Aug. 25, 2017. The drop was part of a test to gather data on how the spacecraft would behave in a splashdown situation.

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