NASA Blames Probe Chute Failure on Wire Labels

When NASA’s OSIRIS-REx sample return capsule screamed its way through the upper atmosphere, it marked the first time the space agency had brought material from an asteroid back to Earth. Hundreds of thousands tuned into the September 24th live stream so they could watch the capsule land at the Utah Test and Training Range. But about ten minutes before the capsule was set to touchdown, keen eyed viewers may have noticed something a bit odd — when ground control called out that the vehicle’s drogue parachute was commanded to deploy…nothing seemed to happen.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://hackaday.com/2023/12/12/nasa-blames-probe-chute-failure-on-wire-labels/