NASA Tests Amazing Bailout Rocket Which Will Never be Used

I had such high hopes for the Orion program.  Back to the Moon, and maybe even to Mars…  It could have worked.  The Register reports:

NASA has spectacularly and successfully tested the launch abort system – the ejector seat, as it were – for its new Orion crew capsule. There’s just one problem: according to President Obama’s stated plans, Orion will never be launched with crew aboard.

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