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Friday, December 5, 2014

Liftoff ... And splashdown

Hail Orion, NASA's plan for the future.

Orion is the vessel for a future Mission to Mars. Today NASA tested the spacecraft. A rocket took it into space. And then splashdown a la the Apollo missions off the coast of San Diego. Really. Three parachutes!

Years of testing stand between today's test and a manned trip to Mars.

But it's nice to see that first real step...


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