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Testing the escape

22 Dec 2009, 02:18 UTC
Testing the escape
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I just saw a video where the Attitude Control Motor for the Orion Crew Vehicle Launch Abort System was tested, and I was pretty impressed with how the exhaust of the rocket was controlled. On the other hand, since it’s part of the escape system when something goes drastically wrong with a launch, I find myself hoping that it never actually needs to be used …

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