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Watch video on Orion spacecraft’s return to Earth, splashdown in Pacific Ocean

A video recorded during NASA’s Orion return through the Earth’s atmosphere provides viewers a first look of the intense conditions astronauts will endure when they return from deep space destinations on the journey to Mars. The video was recorded through windows in Orion’s crew module following its unmanned Dec 5 flight test, the US space agency said in a statement. ...

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India to test-launch re-entry capable heaviest rocket ever, to help design future space shuttle

ISRO is reckoning another milestone by launching its biggest rocket in history, the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mark III), between December 15 and 20 that will test its capability to re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere and usher in a new phase in the space agency’s future manned Moon mission in a possible space shuttle. GSLV Mk III is designed to ...

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