Reply to post: Re: Parachutes = Good.

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John Robson Silver badge

Re: Parachutes = Good.

TITSUP mode on the rockets is all well and good - but at just a few m above the surface there isn't actually enough time to deploy a chute.

The chute is there in case you use the landing engines to escape a failing rocket at launch

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