written by mike wall, on february 4th, 2022

what: dragon capsule’s 4th parachute opened over a minute later than the other 3 parachutes
where: on re-entry
when: november. 28, 2021 and january 24, 2022
why: the cause is being investigated by spacex and nasa
how: The issue was captured on photos of both re-entries

interesting fact: a crew-carrying dragon is currently docked at the international space station. that capsule will return the four astronauts of the crew-3 mission to earth in lateapril. (nothing could be done to modify that vehicle’s chute system right now, even if spacex wanted to, which it does not, gerstenmaier said.)

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