From the time of our birth, humans have felt a primordial urge to explore -- to blaze new trails, map new lands, and answer profound questions about ourselves and our universe.
Designating Orion as NASA's Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle provides our nation with an affordable solution for multiple mission capability by continuing the the NASA-industry team's technology innovations and spacecraft development.
Drawing from more than 50 years of spaceflight research and development, the Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) is designed to meet the evolving needs of our nation's space program for decades to come.
Explore the Launch Abort System, Crew Module and Service Module of the Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle.
The Multi Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) design team has incorporated cutting-edge technology garnered through collaborative efforts with every NASA center and hundreds of industry experts across the country.
The Orion crew module is being put through a series of tests that simulate the loads the spacecraft would experience during its mission.
The last of eight reaction control system pods for NASA’s Orion Exploration Flight Test-1 arrived this week at Kennedy Space Center’s Operations and Checkout Building.