11 thoughts on “Watch ‘Trial By Fire’ – The Story of Orion’s Flight Test”

  1. I’m of the generation that were teenagers when Sputnick first launched.
    I watched the first step on to the moon just as I got back to Korat, Thailand from a mission over Laos. Have enjoyed the space shuttle era but finally, finally the American people are once again on the verge of what we excell at – leading mankind to the far reaches of space, back to the moon and making a first time crew on board close flyby and circle of Mars. Thank you NASA for bringing pride back to the country. I Know I’ll be watching December 3, 2014. “God Speed Orion” .
    David B.

    1. Certainly David, all space enthusiasts in the world will be watching Orion on its first flight.
      I was also an awesome follower of Sputnik and all Nasa missions and now I hope Orion will give all of us stimulating moments with such huge advances of mankind in space.
      From Spain I wish all the best to Nasa and the Orion programm.
      Fernando Reig

  2. Maiden visit yesterday to NASA. Totally impressed by its commitment to humanity and environment. May it be blessed with the blessings of Lord in all it’s endevevour and eagerly waiting to see the success of ORION.

  3. This is owner of Nasa see are greatand amazing talenting new person offer is very proud i am joaining in spacecraft please submitting in name or details ok

  4. I loved your film about “Orion’s maiden flight. Excellent work as always NASA!
    I am so eagerly awaiting that day in early December, you have once again given me
    scientific excitement in my life. JPL’s new website is also wonderful and ihope that maybe you guys and women might have some time for an update in web design…if not, I’ll be watching and reading it as always!

  5. This is a huge step backwards into the 60th and 70th moon missions

    NASA failed their window with the space shuttle that could have been used to built a major spaceship in earth orbit. A craft that could have been built in orbit, piece by piece delivered into orbit by the shuttle program and then supplied with more than enough fuel, oxygen and supplies to support a manned mission to Mars and beyond.

    Instead we got the ISS that did not bring anything truly new to the table, just a repetition of the glorious MIR space station. NASA has completely lost its ambitions just like the US. The once glorious nation that has succumbed to a paranoid global dictatorship and NASA has followed in her footsteps, now bragging about a mission not much different from that of Juri Gagarin, except it isn’t even manned. How sad is that?

    The USA has truly fallen, she is an empire at the verge of extinction, an empire that has lost her faith in our Creator and all hope for the future of mankind, an empire of death and destruction and treachery.

    This mission is just another testament to that lack of ambition and vision that such empires always will succumb to.

    It will be interesting to see who will take over where the West has failed. Then and only then will we see space missions and/or other human endeavours worthy for people all over the world to stay up for all night and marvel at the wonders of the Universe, the wonders of creation, humble in the face of our Creator.

    Let us hope and pray that is is finally time for the messianic age to arrive, for the evil of the nations to be tamed and our slavery under the powers that be, due to the injustice of manmade laws will finally and utterly be banished from the face of this earth.

  6. Yeah well, my comment wasn’t even posted, it went straight to censorship. What more proof do I need for the statements made in my initial comment?

  7. Best of luck in America’s next space adventure which will take us out of LEO! We will hopefully be able to travel to Lunar Orbit, Earth-Moon System locations of dynamic equilibrium, recover tiny celestial bodies, and form an armada of Orion (type) vehicles to reach Mars! I understand the ESA designed the Service Module. Hopefully, Russia will come to its senses and modify its politics a bit to continue the great things we have done together aboard the ISS.

    Is there any way to obtain tickets from KSC to witness Orion’s first launch? If not is there a location around KSC that you would recommend for public viewing? I worked on the Apollo 8 launch as a new engineer and because of my affiliation with Boeing was able to witness that launch from the fallback area 3 miles away from LC-39. I an now 68 and hope to see this Orion launch.


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