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NASA Continues Splashdown Tests, This Time With Dummies

NASA says it’s simulating a splashdown of its Orion spacecraft in Virginia, this time with crash test dummies, as it prepares to eventually send humans to Mars. A pendulum will swing a test capsule into a pool of water Thursday at NASA’s Langley facility in Hampton. Inside will be dummies in spacesuits that represent a 105-pound woman and a 220-pound man. The agency will evaluate the effects of landing at different velocities and in various conditions. For instance, one of its...

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