KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – Thursday’s planned flight test of an unmanned Orion crew capsule has been designed to put the maximum stress on those parts of the vehicle that pose some of the greatest risks for future missions with humans on board – jettisoning systems designed for safety on ascent when they are no longer needed, re-entering the atmosphere from beyond low orbit, and parachuting to a soft landing in the ocean. Liftoff on Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) is set for ...

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