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Intersection | A Look at Orion’s First Test Flight

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NASA’s Orion spacecraft will carry astronauts farther into space than ever before. Photo: NASA

NASA takes one step closer to manned deep space exploration this Thursday. The Orion capsule will be launched into orbit for the first time to test out critical functions and systems of the space craft.

Orion’s Deputy Program manager Larry Price joins the program to talk more about the test flight objectives, challenges of the launch and the milestones the project needs to reach to send humans into deep space.

Also, UCF’s Dr. Phil Metzger joins the program to talk about the significance of the Orion program for for manned missions to mars, asteroids and other deep space exploration.





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Brendan Byrne

About Brendan Byrne

Space Reporter and 'Are We There Yet?' Host

Brendan covers space news for WMFE, everything from rocket launches to the latest scientific discoveries in our universe. He hosts WMFE's weekly radio show and podcast "Are We There Yet?" which explores human space exploration. Brendan is a native Floridian, born and raised in Broward County. He moved to ... Read Full Bio »