HOUSTON—NASA is prepared for a critical, heavily instrumented July 2 flight test of its automated Orion capsule Launch Abort System (LAS), which project personnel believe has reached production status. The nearly 3-min. Ascent Abort Test-2 (AA-2) is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral during a 4-hr. window that opens at 7 a.m. EDT on July 2. U.S. Air Force forecasters predict a 70% chance of favorable weather, with a possibility of cloud cover that could obstruct the view of ...


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