Parachute production by Northrop Grumman

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Parachute production by Northrop Grumman
posted by Maverick
Tue, May 19 2009


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More than three-and-a-half miles of thread and over two million individual stitches were required in the 1960s by Northrop workers to complete one of three main parachutes used on every Apollo space capsule to safely return U.S. astronauts from orbit to a gentle ocean landing.