Wednesday, July 20, 2011
“One giant leap for mankind” doesn’t really come to mind after watching the Orion capsule launch. The Orion capsule is the leftover from the mission to the moon that Obama cancelled. Recently they tried out the escape mechanism from the Orion capsule which was to protect the astronauts just in case of fire or other mishap.
Yes, it’s a bit odd testing an escape mechanism for something that has been scrapped but they are determined to find a use for the Orion capsule such as a quick escape from the International space Station or similar.