Astronaut’s-Eye View of NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Re-entry

laatste update: 01-2023


New video recorded during NASA’s Orion return through Earth’s atmosphere provides viewers a taste of what the vehicle endured as it returned through Earth’s atmosphere during its Dec. 5 flight test.

The video begins 10 minutes before Orion’s 11:29 a.m. EST splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, just as the spacecraft was beginning to experience Earth’s atmosphere. Peak heating from the friction caused by the atmosphere rubbing against Orion’s heat shield comes less than two minutes later, and the footage shows the plasma created by the interaction change from white to yellow to lavender to magenta as the temperature increases. The video goes on to show the deployment of Orion’s parachutes and the final splash as it touches down.

30 gedachten over “Astronaut’s-Eye View of NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Re-entry”

  1. Ive been looking for this video for a while but I found it again. Will be better when we put a human in it to describe the sensations to us

  2. O.HOMEM.E.SUAS.MÁQUINAS.MARAVILHOSAS.UNIVERSO.ENFINITA.MÃO.DE.DEUS AMÉM

  3. this is time new modificantion inside the station is futures look need change 60 year is look same need desing future need area person walking ,for constrution futures real space ship more space ship big more big… your city

  4. Благодаря камерам мы можем собственными глазами увидеть это путешествие в космос. Спасибо

  5. FRICTION as the main source of heat during the reentry? Seriously, NASA Johnson?

  6. 4 yrs later and still no manned mission in this thing – govt employees milking it for all it's worth.

  7. …what are the drogue parachutes for? still just for additional speed reduction so that the main chutes don't get torn off when deployed?

  8. What would it feel like, returning from a journey to Mars, to see blue sky again after a year or two, three.

  9. 22,000 mph to 0 in 10 minutes. Simply amazing. Just the stream of plasma left by Orion gives you an amazing perspective on both how fast Mach 25 is, and also what 4,000°F looks like. Some additional perspective on how fast it's going during reentry is a nighttime video someone took of STS Endeavor crossing over southern Mexico pre-dawn as it was making its way to KSC. https://youtu.be/O-FzYdYT724 And remember, that plasma trail begins at an altitude of about 90 MILES.

  10. "Uh Neil we show you ballooning…not decending" 😂

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  12. The music for this video is perfect. From the eerie intro to the peaceful landing.

  13. when those big parachutes went out i was like wait, how are they gona keep those from tangling up in the wind? and then lo and behold i see they ve made them so they just bounce off each other, like beach balls or blood cells or something! i have no idea how they did that but that is so cool and beautiful Bravo! humans.

  14. when does the spacecraft experience peak aerodynamic heating?

  15. The biggest problem with human space flight is the fact that the radiation makes astronauts infertile. The way around is to user artificial insemination to create offspring. As DNA gets damaged the males become impotent and unable to ejaculate. This is nature’s way of not letting damaged DNA re-procreate. We send the brightest people up there and make them infertile! We want to send tourist into space, but we have to do it save! No insurance company will insure an operator that brings back impotent males and infertile females. Very few people actually will go into space when the main side effect is impotence…

  16. The transition from the blackness of space to the blue of the sky at the 4 minute mark blew me away. It’s like someone flicked a switch and said welcome to earth. That’s how thin a layer separates us from the vastness of space. I find it hard to get my head around it

  17. This video really needs a composer credit. It sounds awfully like Brian Eno/

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