I interview Jared Daum from Johnson Space Center about NASA’s Orion Crew Capsule and its associated parachute system. The Orion capsule sits atop the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will take astronauts to the moon as well as Mars. Orion has a diameter of 16.5 feet and supports a crew of up to 4 astronauts. Orion’s parachute system is multi-staged with the last three main parachutes each having an area of 11,000 sq-ft. Learn more at https://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/orion/index.html
Steve Sheridan makes his debut in FRONT of the camera as he interviews Trey Cate from NASA’s Marshal Space Flight Center about the Space Launch System (SLS). The SLS will be the most powerful rocket NASA has ever built and will enable astronauts in the Orion spacecraft to travel deeper into the solar system. When completed, SLS will enable astronauts to begin their journey to explore destinations far into the solar system. The first launch and test flight of the SLS is scheduled for June/July 2018. The setting is the CES show floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center.