NASA’s newest spacecraft, Orion, will be launching into space for the first time in December 2014, on a flight that will take it farther than any spacecraft built to carry humans has gone in more than 40 years and through temperatures twice as hot as molten lava to put its critical systems to the test.
According to the video below, spacecraft Orion will test the Van Allen radiation belt first before they can send people through this region of space.
Listen carefully at around 3.36 what the man says: “We must solve this problem before we send people through this region of space” (the Van Allen radiation belt).
Didn’t they already send 6 manned crews through this region on the way to the moon in the Apollo missions?
If NASA is still working on testing the Van Allen radiation belt in order to solve that problem before they…
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