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NASA successfully tested the emergency cease-launch spacecraft Orion

Posted by 3citynewswire on 05/07/2010

(NASA) has conducted its first successful flight test abort the launch, designed to be created manned spacecraft Orion, said in a statement the agency.

“As a result of heavy and dedicated work over the past few years, the team” Orion “was a successful test of the first designed in the U.S. since the Apollo abort run” – was quoted as saying the deputy head of research flight operations at headquarters NASA in Washington, Doug Cook.

The flight lasted about two and a half minutes from launch to the moment when the module with the cabin crew landed almost a mile to the north of the launch site. (US Army’s White Sands Missile Range). Tests were conducted at White Sands proving ground (US Army’s White Sands Missile Range).

This flight represented the first full test abort the launch.  Information obtained during the tests will be more accurate analysis and improved design of systems abort the launch, with the result that it will be possible to achieve a more reliable and secure way to save the crew in case of accidents during the launch.

According to Cook, this system is more advanced in its capabilities and technologies than any other system that was used in the past.

“”NASA wants to make space flight safer for the crew as possible, and today we have made a huge step towards this goal”, – said deputy head of research.

Orion – Crew Exploration Vehicle, which was developed under the “Constellation” and had come to replace the shuttle and to put humans on the moon and Mars missions. The first flight of Orion with a crew on board was planned for 2014, it was supposed to be a flight to the International Space Station (ISS). In February 2010, the head of NASA, Charles Bolden said the refusal of the space program, Constellation, and the termination of the development of the spacecraft Orion in connection with the proposal of President Barack Obama to cancel the program.  The ultimate fate of the program and the vessel depends on the decisions of Congress.


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