Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle
June 25, 2009
JSC2007-E-20965 (May 2007) --- NASA's Constellation Program continues work on the development of the Orion spacecraft that will return humans to the moon and prepare for future voyages to Mars and other destinations in our solar system. This one-of-a-series artist's rendering represents a concept of the abort flight tests of the Orion crew exploration vehicle's Launch Abort System at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. In this image, the Launch Abort System is in powered flight immediately after separation from the ascent abort booster.
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