Orion Exploration Flight Test-One Viewing Parties

On December 4th, the Orion Exploration Flight Test-One (EFT-1), built by Lockheed Martin, is scheduled for liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station around 7:05 am.

During this initial unmanned test flight, the Orion spacecraft will orbit the Earth twice, at a max altitude of 3,600 miles. This is about 15 times further away from Earth than the International Space Station. The test flight will gather valuable data during its flight that will add to existing science and allow for enhanced human space exploration. Future goals for the Orion spacecraft include manned missions to both nearby asteroids and eventually enhancing the possibility of taking humans to Mars. The data gathered during this test flight will help ensure that this spacecraft will be a safe for our astronauts in any future missions.

There will be numerous viewing parties in Texas that are listed below.


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