Orion’s Rocket Ready to Rock n’ Roll for Critical December Test Flight
Launch teams practice countdown and fueling tests on the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket that will lift NASA’s Orion spacecraft on its unmanned flight test in December 2014. Credit: NASA
The huge rocket that will blast NASA’s first Orion spacecraft into orbit is ready to Rock ‘n’ Roll on a critical two orbit test flight scheduled for December.
And Orion is so big and heavy that she’s not launching on just any old standard rocket.(…)
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