T Minus One:365 – 04/30/2012 – ORION

30 Apr
Shardayyyphotography365-201204

ORION is a multipurpose Crew Vehicle that is been worked on by NASA along with Lockheed Martin. The capsule you see here was the actual capsule used in a test flight in 2010 in  New Mexico, this test flight was to test the Launch Abort System. More tests are scheduled for 2014 & 2017 all without human pilots on them. By 2021 it should be ready for astronauts. The flight in 2021 would be deep space flights to the moon, asteroids and potentially Mars.

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