NASA’s Orion spacecraft launched successfully atop a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket Dec. 5 at 7:05 a.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Orion’s Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1), is the first flight test for NASA’s new deep space capsule and is a critical step on NASA’s journey to Mars. The 4.5 hour flight is scheduled to conclude with the splashdown of Orion in the Pacific Ocean.
NASA’s Orion Soars on First Flight Test- Watch the lift off.
Posted on December 6, 2014, in Equipment, Learn Science, News from the Cosmos, News from the Solar System, Understand Science, Videos and tagged NASA's Orion, Orion Launch. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.