Orion’s Homecoming And The Release Of The Mission’s Recording

December 22, 2014 8:37 PM

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Orion, NASA’s multi-purpose crew vehicle built to transport astronauts to Mars has finally been brought to its home in Florida after a mission that began on Dec. 5 and a long time spent in transit after its splash in the Pacific Ocean.

This is the first time after the Apollo mission in 1970 when a spaceship has traveled “beyond low-Earth orbit”. The spacecraft started its unmanned journey on Dec.5 at the Kennedy Space in Florida. After its 3600 mile voyage (approximately 5,800 kilometers) Orion headed back to Earth, landing in the...

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