NASA’s Orion Spacecraft is on Schedule to Launch in December

June 6, 2014 7:12 PM

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NASA and Lockheed Martin engineers are currently working to have the Orion spacecraft ready for its first-ever launch this upcoming December. On Thursday they installed the largest heat shield ever constructed onto the spacecraft.

Future missions for the Orion spacecraft include trips to a nearby asteroid as part of NASA's Asteroid Initiative as well as future spaceflights to Mars, which are expected to take place in the 2030s. The Exploration Flight Test-1 is scheduled for December and it's expected to provide engineers with...

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