Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Orion Exploration Flight Test 1

Today on Far Future Horizons we wish Good Luck and Godspeed to NASA as it tests its new Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV).

Mission Diagram

Tomorrow morning, NASA plans the first test launch of the first deep-space vehicle, since Project Apollo sent the first astronauts to the Moon between the years 1968 to 1972.

Officially known as the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV), Orion is planned to take astronauts to the Moon, asteroids, and eventually to Mars. 

Rendering of Orion capsule and Delta 4 upper-stage during EFT-1

The launch is currently scheduled for 7:05 a.m. EST / 12:05 UTC on Thursday Morning, December 4th 2014, with about a two-hour launch window should the launch be delayed from the scheduled time.

Orion Exploration Flight Test 1 - 2014
Orion Exploration Flight Test 1 - 2014 from NASA Orion Spacecraft on Vimeo.

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