Nasa is preparing to launch its next-generation Orion spacecraft on an unmanned test flight. The capsule is designed to carry astronauts deeper into space than ever before, to an asteroid or even to Mars.
E&T has covered Orion’s journey so far, from testing the capsule parachutes for a Martian landing to the day when Nasa engineers rolled the Orion capsule out of its processing hangar at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, having finished its assembly.
E&T also has reams of space-related information gathered together on our dynamically updated Space news page, so you may wish to bookmark that page if space is your thing.
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