NASA Orion spacecraft

NASA’s newest Orion spacecraft, will be launching into space for the first time in December 2014, on a flight that will take it farther than any spacecraft built to carry humans has gone.   Watch the video…

The Orion spacecraft will put its critical systems to the test through temperatures twice as hot as molten lava.

NASA Orion spacecraft (4)

The Orion crew module for Exploration Flight Test-1 is shown in the Final Assembly and System Testing (FAST) Cell, positioned over the service module just prior to mating the two sections together. Credit: NASA/Rad Sinyak

NASA Orion (3)