NASA’s Orion Spacecraft reached to San Diego after the first test flight. The U.S Navy sent the capsule through a space ship named as USS Anchorage.
Two days ago, the U.S Navy loaded the 11 foot tall cone shaped spacecraft on a truck for Florida. The spacecraft reached Cape Canaveral at 10 p.m on Monday. The sailors of Anchorage shifted the heavy capsule to the naval base. The Orion spacecraft stopped there for two or three days. Afterwards, the US agency sent the spacecraft to the Kennedy Space Center.
Suni Williams, an astronaut travelled on the USS Anchorage in order to study the capsule’s recovery from the Pacific Ocean. Earlier, William successfully accomplished two major expeditions on the International Space station. She spent around 322 days in the space in these two journeys. She took part in the Orion mission from the ground.
William expressed that it is indeed an incredible end of a difficult mission. She thinks it is just the start of the plans to send astronauts into deep space.
Orion traveled nearly 3,600 miles above the first layer of the Earth. The main purpose of this flight is to test all the system of the spacecraft.
The spacecraft completed a journey of four and a half hours. It arrived back in to the Earth with a speed and temperature of 20,000 mph and 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit respectively.