Tuesday, September 9, 2014

NASA's First Orion Capsule Completed!

Orion Capsule Completed - Courtesy NASA

Story: Orion’s First Crew Module Complete - NASA

NASA has completed their first Orion capsule. This capsule is part of the space system that succeeds the Space Shuttle. These capsules will eventually be taken into space by the new Space Launch System (SLS).

This particular capsule will serve as a test bed. In December, it will be taken into space by a Delta IV heavy launch rocket to test its performance. There will be something special about its launch trajectory. It will be taken 3,600 miles above the Earth, higher than any launch vehicle in 40 years.

Mission Page: Orion Capsule - NASA

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