NASA’s Orion spacecraft is built to take humans farther than they’ve ever gone before. Orion will serve as the exploration vehicle that will carry the crew to space, sustain the crew during the space travel, and provide safe re-entry from deep space return velocities. On December 4, 2014, Orion will launch atop a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex Flight Test on the Orion Flight Test: a two-orbit, four-hour flight will evaluate launch and high speed re-entry systems such as avionics, attitude control, parachutes and the heat shield.

Orion Exploration Flight Test

Orion Test Flight

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