The capsule will travel about 3,600 miles (5,800 kilometers) from Earth, then zoom back again at high speeds in order to test various systems, including its heat shielding and resistance to radiation.

The capsule will travel about 3,600 miles (5,800 kilometers) from Earth, then zoom back again at high speeds in order to test various systems, including its heat shielding and resistance to radiation.

Orion Explained : NASA's Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (Infographic) - by : Karl Tate, SPACE.com Infographics Artist

Orion Explained : NASA's Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (Infographic) - by : Karl Tate, SPACE.com Infographics Artist

See how NASA's new Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, based on the Orion capsule, stacks up against other crewed spaceships in this SPACE.com infographic.

See how NASA's new Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, based on the Orion capsule, stacks up against other crewed spaceships in this SPACE.com infographic.

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NASA's Orion Spacecraft Parachutes Tested at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground #NASA #ImageoftheDay

Orion Parachutes Tested at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground

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NASA Simulates Orion Spacecraft Launch Conditions for Crew In a lab at NASAs Johnson Space Center in Houston engineers simulated conditions that astronauts in space suits would experience when the Orion spacecraft is vibrating during launch atop the agencys powerful Space Launch System rocket on its way to deep space destinations. January 24 2017

Simulates Orion Spacecraft Launch Conditions for Crew

NASA Simulates Orion Spacecraft Launch Conditions for Crew In a lab at NASAs Johnson Space Center in Houston engineers simulated conditions that astronauts in space suits would experience when the Orion spacecraft is vibrating during launch atop the agencys powerful Space Launch System rocket on its way to deep space destinations. January 24 2017

Orion_TLI.4k | by NASA Orion Spacecraft

Orion_TLI.4k | by NASA Orion Spacecraft

Orion Spacecraft Progress Continues With Installation of Module to Test Propulsion Systems February 24 2017

Orion Spacecraft Progress Continues With Installation of Test Module

Orion Spacecraft Progress Continues With Installation of Module to Test Propulsion Systems February 24 2017

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