CASPER Seminar Series presents Dr. Patrick Rodi, Lockheed-Martin

DateJanuary 30, 2015
Time2:30 - 3:30 pm
LocationBaylor Sciences Building, Room C.206
DescriptionTitle:

Orion: America's Deep Space Human Exploration Spacecraft



Abstract: The Orion spacecraft is NASA's new manned vehicle for deep space exploration. Orion is
being developed to take humans farther than they've ever gone before to deep space destinations
such as the Moon, an asteroid and eventually Mars. Designed and built by Lockheed Martin, the
Orion program recently evaluated the design on a two orbit flight test called Exploration Flight Test-1
(EFT-1). Launched by a Delta-IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space
Launch Complex 37, the flight evaluated the spacecraft's launch, orbital, and high speed re-entry
systems such as avionics, flight controls, parachutes, and the heat shield. Dr. Patrick Rodi, LM
Fellow and Aerosciences Lead for the Orion program, will discuss the vehicle, the role of the EFT-1
flight test, and the future for the program.



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