Orion Capsule of NASA is being hoped by the agency’s scientists to allow them a journey back to deep space, which has not been possible since more than 40 years after famed Apollo missions reached there, a recent report reveals.
As per the findings, NASA was aimed at developing such a replacement for space shuttle from very far in the past. And the completion of its parachute drop test on July 18 has made the members achieve their goal.
It is being said that the test conducted in the Arizona desert has been evidence that the Constellation project can not only ship humans into outer space. But, it would allow them travel back to the moon as well.
Orion, which weighs some 20,000 pounds, has currently been set to flight at some 26,000 feet with its focus at parachutes. NASA says that a C-17 cargo jet has left it out from the Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona so as to observe how it would be guided during its return to Earth.
The capsule would probably go on its first unmanned test flight sometime in 2014 and is being anticipated to ride a rocket, ferrying astronauts to Mars too, the report concludes.
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