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Marking a new milestone as the agency prepares for the next phase of manned space exploration.
A test of the parachutes for the Orion space capsule taking place high above the Arizona desert.
At the Yuma proving ground Casey Stegall live in Yuma Arizona.
-- Yet -- just because the shuttles have retired doesn't mean that NASA's work is finished in fact look at this right back here behind me a live look now.
At the next spacecraft that will write the next chapter in our adventure is far from earth.
And perform -- -- program.
I at least OK okay.
It's been more than forty years since the famed Apollo missions -- -- stepped into deep space.
Now NASA is on track to get back to its exploration roots as -- the first time -- we've had a vehicle.
There will truly send us to where we've always dreamed about going it under ten years -- Ryan will -- a rocket and take astronauts to places like bars.
But it must first endure rigorous testing -- here over the Arizona desert.
We kind of put it through a different type.
Either environment or even a failure mode that we want to protect four.
Parachutes are the current focus -- what -- 6000 feet the capsule is dropped.
Out of the C seventeen cargo jet to see how the shoots will help glide the spacecraft.
Safely back to.
Earth -- and here weighs about 20000 pounds compared to the 250000.
Pounds of the shuttle.
But don't let size fool you there's actually more room inside here per person.
Then there was for the shuttle crew of space to look very large.
But the moratorium that volume really with for payload -- to build international space -- And it just two years time -- Ryan will launch into space that will be an unmanned mission for the next round of testing.
Testing how it will re enter the Earth's atmosphere.
And when it is launched on it will go fifteen times farther.
Then the International Space Station.
-- Interesting now developments -- -- Casey Stegall in Arizona thank you hit.
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