NASA Premieres ‘Trial By Fire’ video on Orion’s Flight Test

laatste update: 08-2022


As the flight test of NASA’s Orion spacecraft nears, the agency released Oct. 8 a video detailing the spacecraft’s test and the critical systems engineers will evaluate during the Dec. 4 flight. Orion is in the final stages of preparation for the uncrewed flight test that will take it 3,600 miles above Earth on a 4.5-hour mission to test many of the systems necessary for future human missions into deep space. After two orbits, Orion will reenter Earth’s atmosphere at almost 20,000 miles per hour, and reach temperatures near 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit, before its parachute system deploys to slow the spacecraft for a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.

On future missions, the Orion spacecraft will carry astronauts farther into the solar system than ever before, including to an asteroid and Mars.

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  1. I don't see anything new!  This is exactly like a Saturn 5 rocket.  We did all of this in the 60s.  What has NASA been doing with all the money?  How about a nuclear powered ion engine?  Create a large enough magnetic field to protect the equipment and astronauts.  Use the same technology used in nuclear submarines.    

  2. And I quoting NASA here, "We must solve these challenges before we send people through this region of space" So logic dictates that NO, we did not go to the moon.

  3. It's indeed amazing how much this new-developed Orion Craft resembles about the key-caracteristics & techniques used on the Apollo Spacecfraft system, all those years back during the good old Apollo Mission days!
     – Tobbe in Sweden –

  4. The narrator seems an highly educated and articulate person. How did he(and, it seems, many others) get through the entire educational system and still improperly pronounce "ing" words as "een"? Examples: "Flyeen": "Landeen"; "Knoween", etc. 

  5. Just watched the real thing. I was amazed how quickly that "hunkajunk" got up there. Also, the live launch mentioned a unit in "nm" and I do not know what "nm" is. I thought it was nanometer but I think 100 nanometer is a bit strange.

  6. So… , wait a moment, 50 years ago you sent astronauts to the Moon through Van Allen Belt without protection ? computers , blaah "calculators" on those spacships had no protection either ? Now you are telling you have to find some solution to this matter ? Can you tell me WTF is going on ?

  7. @Pawel KPLXares seems like we're the only 2 on the same page! I don't see anyone else asking that question…I've been asking that question since I read that nasa was trying to figure out how to land on Mars. How'd they get pass the belt back then? Hmm something isn't right!!!

  8. 2:48 mark: "We are headed thirty-six hundred miles above Earth, fifteen times higher  from the planet than the International Space Station. As we get further away from Earth, we'll pass through the Van Allen Belt, an area of dangerous radiation. Radiation like this could  harm the guidance system, on-board computers, or other electronics on Orion.  Naturally, we have to pass through this danger zone twice: once up and once back. But Orion has protection. Shielding will be put to the test as the vehicle cuts through the waves of radiation. Sensors aboard will record radiation levels for scientists to study. WE MUST SOLVE THESE CHALLENGES BEFORE WE SEND PEOPLE THROUGH THIS REGION OF SPACE." [emphasis mine]

    Wha?????????????????????? We supposedly sent people through this region of space over 40 years ago during the Apollo Moon missions! 

  9. I can't believe the amount of stupid comments being posted on here. I avoid posting trollish messages like this, boy there are a lot of stupid comments.
    Apparently nobody here remembers the 6 Apollo moon missions. Didn't they already figure all of these things out already? Traveling outside the Van Allen Belts has already been proven to be scientifically impossible. Also in the 60 the US and Soviets were igniting nuclear bombs in outer space which in turn created an even more densely radiated section before even reaching the belts that still exist to this day.
    Don't forget, our planet is protected by super deadly radiation from the sun by the magnetosphere. If anyone was to travel outside of it, i.e. the moon, there would be zero protection, practically guaranteeing death.
    ***This has all been proven many times. I'm not understanding why there is even discussion about how NASA should go about things. Some ideas for nuclear energy are great, I'll admit it, but I'm just blown away by how everyone is ignoring the fact that to this day NASA continues to lie to everyone about going to the moon in Apollo missions (not just once, but 6X without any issues).
    The fact is, no one has never traveled outside earth's orbit, especially to the moon with 1960s technology. Face scientific facts, even with today's technology, manned space travel is still not in the realm of possibility. Earth is still our primary home, so we should take better care of what we have before going to Mars to turn it into a landfill.
    ***In Orion, they are trying to sweep Apollo completely under the rug like it never happened. NASA is clearly getting ready to fake another space mission, open your eyes people.

    OK I'm ready for the bad criticism. Please keep it respectful at least. Thanks everyone.

  10. Nice but it´s a super Soyus capsule.
    What happened whit "USA rule the space".
    Now we are copyinng our ruskie friends, and saying its a new idea!
    In any case, good aproach to future space programs.for deep space.
    But please,give credit to the ruskies that resolved the ballistics of re entry, decades ago.

  11. 3:40 lol "solve this problem before we send astronauts" this guy forgot about Apollo.

  12. It's inspiring to see that the young folks at NASA are ignoring it's past and forging ahead to really try and actually tackle man in space. Let the old folks and others cling to their belief; let them have their 60's moon landing if they like. It does no harm. Their generation will soon pass. Meanwhile, the younger generation is rolling up their sleeves and getting to work!

  13. Sure, we know more about the radiation belts today but how exactly did the first shuttle fly through them with the little knowledge they had at the time, experience no issues and the astronauts lived long lives? How were they able to build a shuttle to withstand the dangers yet still working on it today. The engineer in this video says that the radiation belts interfere with “guidance systems, onboard computers or other electronics”, then how were they able to send images/footages back to earth in the 1960’s. How is it that we were able to achieve then what we can’t achieve today but still working on?

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