NASA Engineers Suit Up for Orion Spacecraft Test

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Source:   —  April 01, 2016, at 9:05 PM

While those missions are many years away, engineers at NASA'south Johnson Space Middle in Houston are already evaluating how suited-up test subjects are able to interact with the rotational hand controller and cursor control device interior a mock-up of Orion.

NASA Engineers Suit Up for Orion Spacecraft Test

The astronauts who'll one day ride into deep space on board NASA'south Orion spacecraft will necessity to be comfortable sufficient in their suits to work the controls interior the vessel.

While those missions are many years away, engineers at NASA'south Johnson Space Middle in Houston are already evaluating how suited-up test subjects are able to interact with the rotational hand controller and cursor control device interior a mock-up of Orion.

After Orion has had some work done and becomes a fully functional spacecraft, NASA will keep it through a series of tests at several of its facilities across the country.

When Orion has a stellar report card, the following step for the spacecraft will be a launch to circle the moon in two thousand-eighteenth and embark on its first crew mission around two thousand twenty-three, according to NASA.

If everything goes according to plan, Orion could ferry astronauts to an asteroid and eventually to Mars.

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