16 March 2012

NASA Orion Exploration Flight Test 1 - 2014

Would you like to see the future? This marvelous animated simulation depicts the proposed test flight of the NASA Orion spacecraft in 2014.

During the test, which is called Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1), Orion will launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida, perform two orbits and reach an altitude higher than any achieved by a spacecraft intended for human use since 1973.

Then it will re-enter and land in the Pacific Ocean off the west coast of the United States. The narration here is by Jay Estes, the Deputy for flight test integration in the Orion program.