July 27th, 2011
02:19 PM ET

Testing NASA's Next Deep Space Vehicle

"'5...4...3...2...1...release.' With that countdown, the Apollo-like test article that is a base model for the agency's future Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, took flight swinging across the sky - nearing 50 mph (80.5 kph) - at NASA Langley's Landing and Impact Research Facility."

Source: NASA

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