Sunday, 7 December 2014

Orion splashes down

Another chapter in the history of spaceflight was written today at 8:29am PST, as the EFT-1 mission ended with the splashdown of the Orion capsule in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California. Though designed to carry astronauts into deep space, the Orion was unmanned for the flight, which was planned to certify the spacecraft and test critical flight systems... Continue Reading Orion splashes down

Section: Space

Tags: NASA, Orion Spacecraft, Spacecraft, Unmanned, US Navy

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