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Orion Journey to Mars, Part 2

  All Photos & Illustrations Credit: NASA unless noted otherwise. 21 November 2015 As you can see in the illustration below, the Multi Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV), Orion, is quite a bit larger than the crew module used for the … Continue reading

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Orion Journey to Mars, Part 1

All Photos & Illustrations Credit: NASA unless noted otherwise. One day, sometime in the 2030s, if all goes according to plan, four astronauts will ride an Orion Multi Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) to the surface of Mars after having lived … Continue reading

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Orion

Orion’s First Orbits The Orion Spacecraft has successfully completed it’s first “live” test today, 05 December 2014. At this time, Orion is the leading candidate to be the spacecraft that will (finally!) take a crew of humans to Mars sometime … Continue reading

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