NASA’s Orion Sticks the Landing

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After a successful launch on Friday, NASA’s new Orion spacecraft has splashed down in the Pacific Ocean after it managed to hit the high point of 3,600 miles above Earth.

That is the farthest a spacecraft built for humans has traveled in four decades. At one point it was chugging along over Earth at 15,000 mph. While today’s test launch is unmanned, the hope is that crewed missions to Mars will be possible by 2021. The original launch on Thursday had been scrapped due to weather and engine issues. Read more at NASA.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

1 COMMENT

  1. Why is this 3600 miles achievement noteworthy?
    The moon is 238,900 miles from earth, and they haven’t gone back since 1972!
    HMMMMMMmmmmmmm.

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