This was Space X testing its parachute deployment using our facility (Morro Bay Power Plant) as a heliport. The Space X capsule was lifted and tethered 8 miles out to sea at an altitude of 10,000 feet where the capsule was released. There is no actual video of the deployment testing test of the parachute. The parachute deployment test was successful.
The company contracted to was tether the space capsule was Erickson Air Crane employing their “Elvis” Sikorsky S- 64 Skycrane.
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