NASA conducted the second test of the Orion spacecraft at the Landing and Impact Research Facility of the Langley Research Center in Virginia. To send the first woman and the next man to the moon.
Orion capsule test
According to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”, the 14,000-pound vehicle was equipped with 500 sensors to capture data from the moment it was launched until it fell into a basin. Hydro Impact Basin.
The capsule was also assigned to transport a crew Artemis III To the moon and back, this test simulates the landing scenarios when astronauts reach Earth during the return flight.
Contains basin Hydro Impact, Which NASA built in 2010 for $ 1.7 million, on hundreds of gallons of tap water mixed with chlorine.
NASA said the water impact tests are part of engineers’ efforts to simulate some of the landing scenarios as close as possible to real-world conditions.
“The current test series builds on past tests and uses the crew module configuration based on the final design of the spacecraft,” NASA revealed in a statement.
NASA landing craft
But the moment the world awaits, Artemis III, Set to be in 2024 when the team plans to land on the moon’s surface, the Orion is designed to carry up to six crew members and can operate for up to 21 days without docking, and up to six months at docking.