NASA’s Orion Spacecraft is on the launchpad prepping for Dec 4th test flight!! #JourneytoMars

NASA’s Orion spacecraft is on the launchpad and ready for a test flight orbiting around Earth. The Orion program is to transport astronauts into space, with the eventual goal for a Jouney to Mars (#JourneytoMars)!!

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A cool NASA video about the heat shields that are part of the test flight!

Orion: Heat Shield – Orion’s heat shield has to endure temperatures near 4000 degrees Fahrenheit in its December flight test. Engineer Molly White explains how it works in this video.

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