Navy Successfully Completes NASA Orion Test Mission

December 8, 2014 4:36 PM

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Friday’s successful test of NASA’s reusable Orion capsule was a first for the space agency and a renewal of a greater Navy role in the space program.

Riding a Delta IV heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral , Fla. the unmanned crew module flew out of the atmosphere for about 4 and a half hours before splashing down about 600 miles away from Naval Station San Diego, Calif in the NASA mission dubbed — Exploration Flight Test 1 (EFT-1).

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