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NASA's Orion Crew Capsule Aces Big Safety Test


NASA's Orion Crew Capsule Aces Big Safety Test NASA's next crew-carrying spaceship just took a big step toward operational flight. The Orion capsule aced a critical launch-abort test this morning (July 2), showing that it can indeed get astronauts out of harm's way during a liftoff emergency and keeping the craft on target for a first crewed flight in 2022. "It looked beautiful from here," Ashley Tarpley, NASA's range flight safety lead for today's test, said during a NASA broadcast of the procedure. "I think that was excellent, we could not have hoped for a better kind of day. It's just wonderful."   More



(Source: Space.com - Jul 3)

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