A parachute is an object used to slow down objects. It's often found in either a round or rectangular shape. In regards to space travel it's often used to slow down capsules after re-entry allowing for safe landing or to slow down space shuttles after landing.

A parachute is an object used to slow down objects. It's often found in either a round or rectangular shape. In regards to space travel it's often used to slow down capsules after re-entry allowing for safe landing or to slow down space shuttles after landing.

There are different types of parachutes, mostly in the case of spacecraft they are of the round type. These are not steerable and will be subject to the external flow of air. They are built to slow down an aircraft. Parachutes are also found in smaller forms, these mini-parachutes are called "drogues" and used for high speed descelaration, often at a certain altitude they are then used to pull the parachute out from it's container.

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