NASA Releases Video: Orion’s Flaming Entrance Into Earth’s Atmosphere

December 21, 2014 6:57 PM

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NASA recently released a video capturing Orion’s flaming entrance into Earth’s atmosphere. The video capturing the capsule’s entry into terrestrial atmosphere has just recently been made public. It shows how the Orion pierces the layer of gases, traveling with a speed of 32,187 kilometers per hour during a mission carried out on Dec. 5.

In order to obtain as much information as possible, NASA suited Orion with 1,200 sensors on the inside of the cabin but also throughout the spacecraft. All the images were captured during the unmanned Exploration Flight Test 1 (EFT-1) mission by a camera installed on the inner wall of the spacecraft...

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