Orion Flight Test Ready To Take Human Spaceflight Beyond Low Earth Orbit

Credit: NASA
NASA is on track for the first flight test of the Orion crew capsule it plans to use for human “pioneering” missions to Mars—a two-orbit swing beyond low Earth orbit designed to characterize the loads it will encounter as early as 2018 on reentry from the vicinity of the Moon. Exploration Flight...

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