NASA Preparing For Test Of Orion Crew Capsule Next Week Written 28 June 2019

28 June 2019
SPACE reports that on July 2, NASA “plans to prove out the Orion capsule’s launch-abort system, which is designed to get astronauts away from their rocket in the event of an emergency during launch.” The “critical component of NASA’s next crew-carrying spacecraft” will “liftoff...from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida during a 4-hour window that opens at 7 a.m. EDT (1100 GMT).” NASA officials said in a description of the test, “During the 3-minute test, the spacecraft, with a fully functional launch abort system, will climb to an altitude of about 6 miles [10 kilometers], traveling at more than 1,000 miles per hour [1,600 km/h].” (Image Credit: NASA)
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