NASA?s Orion spacecraft launched successfully atop a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket Dec. 5 at 7:05 a.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Orion?s Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1), is the first flight test for NASA?s new deep space capsule and is a critical step on NASA’s journey to Mars. The 4.5 hour flight is scheduled to conclude with the splashdown of Orion in the Pacific Ocean.
ESA Euronews: Splashdown – the re-entry test
NASA Premieres ?Trial By Fire? video on Orion?s Flight Test
NASA’s Test Orion Spacecraft in the Pacific Ocean at Sunset
Orion’s service and crew modules – Finally together
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