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Today’s Deep Space Extra

3 Jul 2019, 13:27 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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Please note that CDSExtra will be on hiatus for the 4th of July holiday and also on Friday, July 5. We will return on Monday, July 8.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s Orion program and its contractor team cheered the success Tuesday of the Ascent Abort Test-2 launch and three minute flight from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The test demonstrated a critical technology developed to protect the lives of NASA astronauts assigned to the Moon and other deep space destinations.
Human Space ExplorationNASA successfully tests Orion launch abort system before Moon flightsCoalition Members in the News – Aerojet Rocketdyne, Lockheed Martin, Northrop GrummanSpaceflightnow.com (7/2): NASA declared the final planned test flight of the Space Launch System (SLS)/Orion Launch Abort System from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida early Tuesday a success. Launched for the test atop a U.S. Peacekeeper mission first stage, the rocket rose to about six miles altitude when the abort motor fired with 400,000 pounds of thrust to lift the uncrewed Orion crew capsule safely away. The Launch Abort System is to be mated to an Orion/Space Launch System (SLS) stack with a small crew of astronauts on a test flight around ...

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