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Orion launch plans and a blow-up toy

3 Dec 2014, 16:48 UTC
Orion launch plans and a blow-up toy
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Tomorrow, NASA will conduct the first test flight of their brand spanking new Orion capsule. Almost 42 years to the day of the last Apollo launch, the back-to-the-future-like spaceship will do a couple of laps around the Earth to test both its launch and recovery capabilities. The launch window goes for 2 hours and 39 minutes starting at about 7AM tomorrow. The weather appears to be improving so it might be worth checking NASA TV before 7.I'd sure like one of these nose cones :D@NASA_Orion's full scale inflatable model is seen here with an airplane in the background at the #lvairshow in PA! pic.twitter.com/aT3gArtimf— NASA_SLS (@NASA_SLS) August 24, 2014

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