What would have happened if one of the Apollo parachutes had failed to open?
I understand that the crew would obviously die... but if, say, *one* parachute malfunctioned, would the capsule still land safely with only two?
- CarolOklaLv 71 month ago
That happened with Apollo 15. One parachute didn't fully deploy. Apollo 15 splashed down safely.
- Ronald 7Lv 71 month ago
It proved yes but surely there would have been a Back up chute
See Apollo 15
- 1 month ago
One of Apollo 15's chutes didn't fully deploy; it still splashed down okay - but at about 35-40 mph, instead of 25: