The US aerospace agency NASA completed the test of the Orion manned spacecraft in simulated space flight conditions. On March 14, NASA director Jim Bridenstine announced this on his page on the social network Twitter.
“Important news! NASA completed the Orion test at the Glenn Research Center,” the agency’s head said.
Brydenstein noted that as part of these tests, the ship successfully withstood “the most difficult conditions of deep space.”
The Orion ship has been developed under a NASA contract by the Lockheed Martin Military Industrial Corporation since the mid-2000s. NASA plans to use this ship for manned flights as part of the Artemis lunar program.
Earlier, NASA’s deputy head for manned flight programs, Douglas Loverro, said the agency excluded the Gateway lunar station project from the Artemis lunar program. He explained that the exclusion of this project is a prerequisite for meeting the planned dates for the landing on the moon in 2024.