Readying Orion for Flight

Readying Orion for Flight

The NASA group during a Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans has finished a final coupling on a initial space-bound Orion capsule. The Exploration Flight Test 1 (EFT-1) Orion will be shipped to a Kennedy Space Center for final public and checkout operations.

The EFT-1 moody will take Orion to an altitude of some-more than 3,600 miles, some-more than 15 times over divided from Earth than a International Space Station. Orion will lapse home during a speed of 25,000 miles, roughly 5,000 miles per hour faster than any tellurian spacecraft. It will impersonate a lapse conditions that astronauts knowledge as they come home from voyages over low Earth orbit. As Orion reenters a atmosphere, it will continue temperatures adult to 4,000 degrees F., aloft than any tellurian booster given astronauts returned from a moon.

Image Credit: NASA/Eric Bordelon