July 2 2019 7:52am

NASA launches Orion capsule to test critical abort system

NASA launched an empty Orion spacecraft designed to carry astronauts to the moon, the Ascent Abort-2, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Tuesday, to test its launch abort systems during a liftoff emergency. The second abort test for Orion was a success, keeping the capsule on target for the first-crewed flight in 2022.

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