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Aug 29 2014

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SpaceX’s Dragon V2 will initially land with parachutes

Ultimately, the parachutes will back up the landing engines. I think this makes perfect sense:

  1. It allows Dragon V2 to get to market faster, and
  2. It provides more redundancy for landing safely, likely reducing insurance costs.

Dragon V2

Heck, even some small planes use a parachute to make emergency landings:

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