Crew Module Translation Burn

T+3 hours, 57 minutes – Orion’s reaction control system thrusters fire for 10 seconds to refine its course back to Earth. The spacecraft is in the home stretch of its first flight test mission and is less than 1,600 miles above Earth and getting closer.

NASA/Artist concept
NASA/Artist concept

4 thoughts on “Crew Module Translation Burn”

  1. I would like to start a push to name the first Mars maned lander “BARSOOM”.

    Barsoom is a fictional representation of the planet Mars created by American pulp fiction author Edgar Rice Burroughs. The first Barsoom tale was serialized as Under the Moons of Mars in 1912, and published as a novel as A Princess of Mars in 1917. Ten sequels followed over the next three decades, further extending his vision of Barsoom and adding other characters. The first five novels are in the public domain in U.S., but are still under copyright laws in most of the rest of the world. (

    Burroughs outlook of a populated Mars (Barsoom) was visionary and I am sure that not only myself, but many others in my generation, read these books and built a lifelong interest in science fiction and actual space exploration. Michael Hull; Jacksonville, Florida.

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