A promotional video on the development of the Orion Multi Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV). The video shows the current status, the test performed and the envisioned future applications. Particularly interesting is the section on the Orion Launch Escape System (LES). Development of the Orion capsule began under the now defunct Constellation Program. On May 24, 2011, NASA resumed the development of Orion as a deep space vehicle. Lockheed Martin, developer of the vehicle, urged NASA to commit to a Lunar orbit mission by 2016.


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Andrea Gini

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Andrea Gini is a content strategy consultant specialized in companies of the space sector. He is founder of Space Safety Magazine, where he held the position of Editor-in-Chief until March 2015. Between 2011 and 2013 he worked in the European Space Agency in the Independent Safety Office, which overviews the utilization of the International Space Station. He previously worked as Software Developer, IT Consultant, and trainer of Java-related technologies. Andrea holds a BSc and an MSc in computer science from the University of Milano, a Master in Communication of Science from the International School for Advanced Studies of Trieste and a MSc in Space Studies from the International Space University.

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