These guys are like Keystone Cops.
Hard to imagine that this agency was once the glorious apex of human endeavor.
Warner Von Braun must be rolling over in his grave or somewhere looking down saying "read my papers! read my papers! I gave you everything you need today 50 yrs ago!"
NASA puzzled why parachutes failed in rocket test
By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer Marcia Dunn, Ap Aerospace Writer – Thu Dec 3, 4:14 pm ET
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA still isn't sure why two parachutes failed during a test flight of its prototype moon rocket just over a month ago.
The two-minute flight of the Ares I-X rocket went well Oct. 28. But only one of the three main parachutes on the first-stage booster opened properly. That caused the booster to slam harder than intended into the Atlantic Ocean. The booster was badly dented.