Monday, December 8, 2014

NASA: Orion, America's newest spacecraft

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With a smooth first flight last week, the Orion capsule is well on its way towards fulfilling its promise as the spacecraft that will carry humans on missions beyond Earth-orbit for the first time in half a century. During its first flight on December 5, Orion orbited 3,604 miles above Earth, 15 times higher than the International Space Station, the first time a craft designed for humans has left low-Earth orbit in 42 years.

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