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.


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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