Orion Flight Test Status & Overview Briefing



Washington, DC, United States

In the Kennedy Space Center’s Press Site auditorium, Ron Fortson, United Launch Alliance director of mission management, was among agency and industry leaders who spoke to members of the news media as the Orion spacecraft and its Delta IV Heavy rocket were being prepared for launch. Orion is the exploration spacecraft designed to carry astronauts to destinations not yet explored by humans, including an asteroid and Mars. It will have emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during space travel and provide safe re-entry from deep space return velocities. The first unpiloted flight test of Orion is scheduled to launch Dec. 4, 2014 atop a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket, and in 2018 on NASA’s Space Launch System rocket.


  • Title: Orion Flight Test Status & Overview Briefing
  • Date Created: 2014-12-02
  • Location: KSC-TV, Kennedy Space Center
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: cbabir

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