Orion Capsule

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV000098" title="NASA" href="/topic/science/space/nasa-ORGOV000098.topic">NASA</a> conducted a sea worthiness test Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100402030000" title="Port Canaveral" href="/topic/business/transportation-industry/waterway-maritime-transportation-industry/port-canaveral-PLGEO100100402030000.topic">Port Canaveral</a> of full-size mockup of the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST0000220" title="Orion Space Mission" href="/topic/science/space/orion-space-mission-EVHST0000220.topic">Orion</a> Crew capsule that will become America's primary vehicle for human space exploration. Orion will replace the space shuttle after it is retired in 2010. The capsule is part of the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV0000166" title="Constellation Program" href="/topic/science/space/constellation-program-ORGOV0000166.topic">Constellation program</a> which NASA plans to send astronauts back to the moon and Mars.

( Red Huber, Orlando Sentinel / April 8, 2009 )

NASA conducted a sea worthiness test Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at Port Canaveral of full-size mockup of the Orion Crew capsule that will become America's primary vehicle for human space exploration. Orion will replace the space shuttle after it is retired in 2010. The capsule is part of the Constellation program which NASA plans to send astronauts back to the moon and Mars.

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