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NASA recently launched the first in a series of Orion Spacecraft by using the

Delta IV Heavy, the largest and most powerful rocket in the US inventory. The

launch of this test flight, is the start of a long series of tests, to eventually get

humans back into space!

This mission, was only a test mission, with a “dummy” spacecraft atop the Delta

IV Heavy rocket.

The craft circles the Earth a few time and reached out some 3,600 miles above the

Earth, the farthest that a US future manned mission has gone, since the days of the

Apollo spacecraft.

This mission was a great success and here are some links to share with you, on the

Orion program:

 

Links:

 

www.nasa.gov/orion/

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orion_%28spacecraft%29

 

www.space.com/27940-nasa-orion-spacecraft-future.html

 

 

 

Critics Of The Orion Program:

 

nasawatch.com/archives/cev-calv-lsam-eds/

 

 

Alternative Ways To Space:

 

www.spacex.com/

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_private_spaceflight_companies