Orion in Stable 1 – Upright

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The Orion capsule landed upright on its base in a position called Stable 1 and remains in Stable 1 as it floats on the Pacific’s surface. The spacecraft’s systems performed perfectly throughout the mission including two passes through the Van Allen radiation belts and the heat of re-entry.

9 thoughts on “Orion in Stable 1 – Upright

  1. Keltisch Wolf Services LLC

    On behalf of Keltisch Wolf Services LLC, Florida Dolphin Tours, Inc. And Corporate Coaches of Fort Lauderdale, We want to wish NASA , Orion – Teams and Mission Controls and United Launch Alliance a hearty and loving congratulations on the successful launch and splashdown of the Orion EFT-1 Mission. God Speed Orion/SLS. America’s New Program that will bringbus closer to the Stars than ever before.

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  2. Chris

    I have been a very big fan of NASA for my whole life, especially the Apollo Missions. The sad part of this is that Apollo 17 happened 5 months after I was born. I am so thrilled to see the “Saturn V of my time” launch! Way to go NASA! I haven’t been this excited since the Shuttles flew!

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  3. Douglas Fitl - Canada

    YA BABY! “Dawn of Orion” Great job ULA, Delta IV team, Kennedy Space Centre and Mission Control at Johnson Space Centre. Orion worked perfectly. The World just woke up to the dawn of the MARS generation. I’m 56 and from the Moon generation but we pass on all the good luck from Apollo and Shuttle to the next generation of Explorers. Go get it! Believe in it and achieve it! Go NASA!

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  4. Pam Battistella

    It is great to see USA in space again…to me…growing up and watching every launch with excitement…it has been depressing to see Russia taking astronauts to the ISS…and China planning on being 1st to build base on Moon…which will enable them to launch from basically space.

    I know there are budget constraints…but frankly, in my mind….National Healthcare and Space…are the two most important programs we should invest. For the national security aficionados, I can’t understand not spending money for (1) Moon base, (2) Construction platform in earth orbit…(3) Mining asteroids…etc. Once we have launch platforms in orbit or on moon…it obviously reduces the weight of rocket propulsion.
    Maybe NASA needs new lobbyists in congress…L-Martin…obviously has interest as do new space companies…but LM, has other interests that pay them more quickly…jets…commercial and armed forces…
    If NASA can’t move forward more quickly…then US companies should be given incentives and contracts.

    With the 3-D printer being tested now on ISS…and they say they could make moon base habitat in couple of weeks…we should move forward quickly for this base. Children of today need the excitement and dreams I grew up with in the 70’s. It gives them the “push” we need in USA to go for science, engineering, physics, the important degreed grads we need to move the world forward….not endless….stupid wars…that could have been avoided with SEAL and DELTA teams…

    Don’t you notice that SCI-Fi films make more money than any other kind of film??

    With regards….and hope….

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  5. Douglas Fitl

    “Dawn of Orion” Great job ULA, Delta IV team, Kennedy Space Centre and Mission Control at Johnson Space Centre. Orion worked perfectly. The World just woke up to the dawn of the MARS generation. I’m 56 and from the Moon generation but we pass on all the good luck from Apollo and Shuttle to the next generation of Explorers. Go get it! Believe in it and achieve it! Go NASA!

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