HOUSTON – Humans will be noticeably absent from the NASA/Lockheed Martin Exploration Flight Test-1 Orion capsule as it embarks on its first spaceflight, a two-orbit test mission that will include a searing descent through the Earth’s atmosphere. But the agency intends to gather data from within the spacecraft critical to the welfare of future astronauts. The 4 1/2-hr. test flight, managed by NASA Orion prime contractor Lockheed Martin, is scheduled to lift off atop a United ...


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