MoneyTrees (moneytrees) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

NASA is sending humans to Mars

NASA has announced that a test launch of their Orion space capsule will take place on Thursday, in the first step of a mission that will take people to Mars by mid-2030.

In a live webcast, NASA has announced that it’s on its way to taking humans further than they’ve ever been before, with the planned December 4 test flight of their Orion space capsule - the spacecraft that they say will soon take humans to the Red Planet.

Orion will orbit the Earth twice for the first time on a 4.5-hour unmanned mission
-The capsule will be flying at about 5,800 kilometres above the Earth
-If all goes well, the four-person capsule will be set to carry a crew to an asteroid and then to Mars
-NASA predicts they’ll land on the Red Planet by mid-2030.

the Orion test flight should take about 4.5 hours. The test's 2-hour-and-39-minute launch window opens at 7:05 a.m. EST (1205 GMT) on Dec. 4. Splashdown should happen at about 11:29 a.m. EST (1629 GMT) if all goes according to plan.

You can watch the live webcast of the Orion test launch tomorrow at NASA's TV site.


ontd, would u go to other planets and explore if you could?
Tags: news / news anchors, science

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

← Ctrl ← Alt
Ctrl → Alt →
← Ctrl ← Alt
Ctrl → Alt →