NASA Preps for Key Orion Safety Test Tomorrow

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The launch abort system for NASA’s Orion crew capsule will undergo its final test on Tuesday. (Credit: NASA)

NASA has big plans for human spaceflight, aiming to put the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024, a mission they’re calling Artemis. To carry those astronauts, NASA has been developing the new Orion crew capsule and the Space Launch System (SLS), a rocket powerful enough to launch beyond low-Earth orbit.

On Tuesday morning, NASA will test the launch abort safety system for

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