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Animated video shows Orion spacecraft in orbit

2 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

NASA may have pushed back the Orion spacecraft's test flight to 2014, but you can get an early glimpse of the capsule in orbit thanks to this animated video from Full Werks studio. You'll see the capsule circle the planet before touching down in the Pacific -- all with a much better view than you can expect when that actual launch date rolls around. The animation features audio clips from the original Apollo and, as any NASA-related video worth its salt should, includes a vintage voiceover from space sage Carl Sagan.
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NASA Proposes Orion Spacecraft Test Flight In 2014; Agency Moves to Implement Deep Space Exploration Plan

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (2 years ago)

NASA plans to add an unmanned flight test of the Orion spacecraft in early 2014 to its contract with Lockheed Martin Space Systems for the multi-purpose crew vehicle's design, development, test and evaluation. This test supports the... Read Post

Report: Orion test flight pushed back to 2014, manned flight until 2021

Technology / Gadgets : Engadget (2 years ago)

Even something as exhaustively planned as the test-flight of the Orion spacecraft isn't immune to a slipping timeline. It's reportedly been pushed back from next year to 2014 -- when we're expecting to see the capsule launch from Ca... Read Post

This NASA Simulation Stretches My Astronaut Underpants

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo Australia (2 years ago)

It’s just a cool animation, but I love this simulation of the proposed test flight of the first Orion capsule. Called Exploration Flight Test 1 (EFT-1), Orion will reach an altitude higher than any other manned spacecraft since 1973... Read Post


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