Friday, 25 April 2014

This Graceful Orion Test Flight Is Really Simulating a Launch Disaster



This Graceful Orion Test Flight Is Really Simulating a Launch Disaster

NASA's Orion spacecraft is this generation's moonshot: mankind's first-ever manned spacecraft built to go beyond the moon into deep space . It's equipped with a Launch Abort System that safely lands the craft if a problem occurs during liftoff. This week, NASA drop-tested the system. Falling from 13,000 feet never looked so graceful.
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