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NASA’s Orion Monthly for August

September 16th, 2015

NASA’s Orion monthly highlights for August is out! In this issue:

Orion passes a critical parachute malfunction test, which will ensure that astronauts return to Earth safely.

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Orbital ATK is beginning construction on Orion’s launch abort motor–the rocket on top of the rocket that allows the crew capsule to escape a catastrophic vehicle loss.

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The Orion program has reached the Critical Design Review phase at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.

PHOTO DATE: 09-12-13 LOCATION: Bldg. 9N - Orion MPCV Mockup SUBJECT: Orion Medium Fidelity Mockup - ASC Abort Evaluation/RPL DU Evaluation. PHOTOGRAPHER:  BILL STAFFORD

And much more! Check it out here.

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