January 6, 2009
NASA and its industry partners tested the Orion spacecraft abort motor on 11/20/08. The abort system will pull Orion and the astronauts off of the Ares rocket in the event of a mishap. The test took place in Promontory, Utah.
Topics: Human Interest, Technology Internet, Project Constellation, Spaceflight, Space exploration, Boilerplate, Orion abort modes, Human spaceflight, Orion, Spacecraft, NASA