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The United States shuttle program may be over but the agents -- Space exploration is really just getting started NASA now testing out -- state of the art a Ryan capsule in Yuma Arizona.
-- -- is there for a slight bright and early good morning to you Casey got a closeup look for -- not.
Good morning to you guys yeah I don't know -- how much closer you can get them this check this out this is -- Ryan and then just two years time.
This thing is gonna be launched into deep space in fact it's -- -- go fifteen times farther.
Then the International Space Station.
This is obviously just the crew capsule but take a look at what this thing will look like when it hitches a ride on a rocket to get there from.
Cape Canaveral fla.
These are NASA animations -- -- Ryan goes up in 2014.
It will be unmanned at first because they must test it.
When it comes to reentering the Earth's atmosphere.
The shuttle came back at.
Miles an hour the.
There's -- program.
Here in Arizona well there -- going to be testing -- capsules parachute systems and this is video of that the devices will help bring the awry and safely back home once it gets passed reentry.
So they're dropping it out of its C seventeen cargo jet at more than 20000 feet over the Arizona desert.
This is the fifth of eighteen parachute test that what happened.
Eventually Ryan will take man to places like Mars and that is projected to happen in less than ten years.
This is the next generation of NASA space exploration.
Obviously replacing the shuttle camera getting NASA back to its exploration roots guys.
All right Casey Stegall live press out in Arizona thanks much --
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