Orion spacecraft ad Earthrise from the Moon

Orion spacecraft ad Earthrise from the Moon

The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (Orion MPCV) is an American spacecraft intended to carry a crew of up to six astronauts to destinations at or beyond low Earth orbit (LEO). Currently under development by NASA for launch on the Space Launch System, Orion is intended to facilitate human exploration of asteroids and of Mars and to retrieve crew or supplies from the International Space Station if needed.

On this first flight, it will send Orion on a trip around the Moon. So the spacecraft can test all of its systems in the environment of deep space.

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