NASA delays deep-space Orion test to 2019 due to costs

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2017/05/13 | 433 words | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | SPACE

The first test flight of NASA's Orion capsule, designed to one day carry people to Mars, has been delayed until 2019 at the earliest due to high costs, the US space agency said Friday.The unmanned test flight had been scheduled for November 2018 but was pushed back after the White House asked for a feasibility study of the cost, safety and technical constraints.NASA also decided against a proposal to add astronauts to the first mission, known as EM-1.Instead, the space agency will stick to i...(…)

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