Orion Mission -NASA Appraises Orion’s Performance

December 23, 2014 11:54 AM

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NASA’s Orion space capsule has returned to Florida after completing its unmanned test flight. Space agency officials will now study and review its performance in the December 5 mission.

The Orion capsule was launched into space from the Kennedy Space Center and completed two orbits of Earth before re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere and safely splashed into the Pacific Ocean. The capsule travelled 5800 km above the Earth’s surface before splashdown.

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