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    Cont'd from previous post due to character limit
     
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    TeslaSpace-20180207095630485.jpg
    Incidentally the Tesla missed a Mars capture orbit. It's in a Orbital loop where the parapsis is around the earth the Apoapsis is in the Asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Man What a Trip!
     
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    http://aviationweek.com/space-symposium/dream-chaser-cargo-spaceplane-assembly-poised-begin
     
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    [​IMG]181101-O-N0801-002 by U.S. Pacific Fleet, on Flickr

    PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 1, 2018) U.S. Navy divers prepare to attach the "front porch" to a test version of the Orion capsule as part of Underway Recovery Test-7 (URT-7) in the open water of the Pacific Ocean. Nearby is the USS John P. Murtha. Orion will be towed into the ship's well deck. There are two large, orange mockup uprighting bags in this view, but when Orion actually splashes down there will be five. URT-7 is one in a series of tests that the Exploration Ground Systems Recovery Team, along with the U.S. Navy, are conducting to verify and validate procedures and hardware that will be used to recover the Orion spacecraft after it splashes down in the Pacific Ocean following deep space exploration missions. Orion will have emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during space travel and provide safe re-entry from deep space return velocities. (NASA photo by Tony Gray)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 1, 2018) The test version of the Orion capsule is about to be released into the open water as part of Underway Recovery Test-7 aboard USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26). During recovery operations, future astronauts aboard Orion will have the choice to stay in the capsule while it is pulled into the well deck of a U.S. Navy ship, or be pulled out immediately and put on the "front porch" until taken by small boat back to the ship. URT-7 is one in a series of tests to verify and validate procedures and hardware that will be used to recover the Orion spacecraft after it splashes down in the Pacific Ocean following deep space exploration missions. Orion will have emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during space travel and provide safe re-entry from deep space return velocities. (NASA photo)
     
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    Very neat, and no doubt we need to return to our leadership in space exploration!
     
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    In case anyone did not know that Orion capsule is called a "Boiler Plate test article".

    PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 1, 2018) - Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eleven and NASA personnel retrieve a Boilerplate Test Article November 1 during an Underway Recovery Test (URT) with amphibious transport dock USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26). URT is part of a U.S. government interagency effort to safely practice and evaluate recovery processes, procedures, hardware and personnel in an open ocean environment that will be used to recover the Orion spacecraft upon its return to Earth. (U.S. Navy photo by Navy Diver Chief Petty Officer Julio Cerecer)

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    Quite sure we are already leading and will continue to.
     
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    The radiation effects of "Deep space travel" will be a big issue for Orion missions. Hopefully the effects of radiation will be slight.

    After splashdown the prime recovery ship will be an amphibous ship..not an aircraft carrier as with previous Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions.. The capsule will be floated into the well deck and secured there...and the astronauts unless injured or ill will remain in the capsule until it is secured.

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 31, 2018) The Exploration Ground Systems Recovery Team, along with the U.S. Navy, practice recovering a test version of the Orion capsule and bringing it inside the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) during Underway Recovery Test-7 (URT-7) in the Pacific Ocean, Oct. 31, 2018. URT-7 is one in a series of tests to verify and validate procedures and hardware that will be used to recover the Orion spacecraft after it splashes down in the Pacific Ocean following deep space exploration missions. Orion will have emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during space travel and provide safe re-entry from deep space return velocities. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy NASA/Released)
     
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    Notice what the liferaft is carrying? Is it some kind of joke?
     
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    Not quite. Orion is to small for true long range flights. On its own it might make the moon. That's assuming SLS actually becomes reality.
    Orion just doesn't have the capacity to carry humans for months at a time.
     
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