Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Orion ready for Thursday's launch

Orion is go for launch. At a press conference today, NASA and aerospace industry officials confirmed that the EFT-1 mission to test the deep-space capsule designed to carry astronauts beyond low Earth orbit has been given the final clearance for launch on Thursday morning. The unmanned spacecraft will lift off from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station atop a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy booster on a four-hour flight that will send it 3,600 mi (5,800 km) from Earth before returning to Earth... Continue Reading Orion ready for Thursday's launch

Section: Space

Tags: Exploration Flight Test-1, Launch, NASA, Orion Spacecraft, Spacecraft, Unmanned, US Navy

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