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New NASA’s Orion spacecraft is preparing for its upcoming flight test in December, and you can SUBMIT YOUR NAME TO BE FLOWN ON THE FLIGHT! Submit your name by following this link and your first and last name will be digitized and placed on a dime-sized microchip that will be stowed inside the uncrewed Orion spacecraft as it makes two orbits reaching up to about 3,600 miles above Earth before coming back and splashing down in the Pacific Ocean. You have until Oct. 31, 2014 to sign up.

New NASA’s Orion spacecraft is preparing for its upcoming flight test in December and you can watch live on NASA TV

回収試験は今回で2回目で、1回目は今年2月に行われている。NASAにとって洋上に着水した宇宙船の回収はアポロ宇宙船以来の経験となるため、技術や経験は断絶していたが、無事に試験は成功した。

NASAの新宇宙船オリオン、2回目の洋上回収試験を実施

Navy personnel use a rigid hull inflatable boat to approach the Orion boilerplate test article during an evolution of the Underway Recovery Test 2 in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego, California on Aug.

Military and Defense: NASA Orion Spacecraft Program

Military and Defense: NASA Orion Spacecraft Program

The Orion crew module, stacked atop its service module, moved out of the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sept 11. Orion was transported to the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at Kennedy where it will be fueled ahead of its December flight test. During the flight, Orion will travel 3,600 miles into space to test the spacecraft systems before humans begin traveling in Orion on future missions.

Orion Spacecraft Nears Completion, Ready for Fueling

NASA Slips First Test Flight of Orion Space Capsule

NASA Slips First Test Flight of Orion Space Capsule to December

2018 is the launch year for NASA's first Orion mission, which will be unmanned and powered by the European Service Module.

2018 is the launch year for NASA's first Orion mission, which will be unmanned and powered by the European Service Module.

The launch abort system for the Orion Flight Test is lowered by crane for installation on the Orion spacecraft inside the Launch

Orion Moves to Space Launch Complex 37

The launch abort system for the Orion Flight Test is lowered by crane for installation on the Orion spacecraft inside the Launch Abort System Facility, or LASF, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Pieces for the Orion spacecraft that will fly on Exploration Mission 1 are being prepared for welding at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Pieces for the Orion spacecraft that will fly on Exploration Mission 1 are being prepared for welding at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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