Friday / 2 March 2012

Orion Headed To Moon For Debut Missions

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Exploration Mission 1 of SLS & MPCV Tentatively Scheduled For 17 Dec 2017; On 7-10 Day Mission Uncrewed Space Capsule Will Launch To High-Apogee Orbit, Make Trans Lunar Injection Burn For Lunar Flyby Followed By Free Return Trajectory To Test Thermal Protection Performance At High-Speed Reentry (~11km/s); EM-2, NET 2019, Will Send Crew Of 4 On Similar Mission