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.
NASA Premieres ‘Trial By Fire’ video on Orion’s Flight Test
Orion’s first flight on This Week @NASA – December 8, 2014
Orion flight test previewed on This Week @NASA – November 7, 2014
NASA’s Test Orion Spacecraft in the Pacific Ocean at Sunset
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