Next Generation of Space Exploration – Orion Prepares For The Moon And Mars

March 22, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

So they are retiring the space shuttles. Ever wonder what was next? I sure have. According to NASA there are no plans to slow down in our attempts to better understand our cosmic neighborhood. NASA’s next targets are a return to the moon and a manned space flight to Mars. They have been developing and testing the next genration of space vehicles to be used for just such a purpose, the Orion class space capsules.

While these capsules hearken back to the Apollo capsules of yesteryear with their shape and water based “splashdown” landings, they are certainly a far more sophisticated piece of machinery than those rocket powered trash cans could have ever dreamed of being. Please enjoy this video, rebroadcast here with kind permission from the folks at Space.com.

 

Space.com video of our next great adventure.

by Revmacd
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