After the succesful EFT-1 (Exploration Flight Test 1) Orion mission (see the previous article in this blog) NASA is planning to launch Orion again in 2017 (EM-1, Exploration Mission 1) and 2019 (EM-2, Exploration Mission 2).
Dec 9, 2014
Dec 8, 2014
NASA's new spacecraft Orion made a successful flight test Dec. 5, 2014. The mission (EFT-1, Exploration Flight Test) took 4 and ½ hours and circulated twice the Earth. The peak altitude was just under 6000 km (3600 mi) above sea level.