NASA's Orion Spacecraft reenters Earth after Test Flight

December 23, 2014 12:18 PM

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NASA's Orion Spacecraft reenters Earth after Test Flight

A video released by NASA shows the intense conditions astronauts undergo when they reenter atmosphere of Earth. The video shows hot ionized gas surrounding the Orion spacecraft as it reenters Earth at speeds up to 20,000 mph in the video.

The video was recorded on December 5, during an un-crewed test flight that got the spacecraft around the planet two times. Three video cameras recorded the flight and these were placed at the side and back windows of the crew module of spacecraft.

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