New Website Coming - 4th June 2018

It will be 7 years on March 13th since we launched SpaceVids back in 2011 and 5 years since the launch of the website - Since then the website has outgrown the Space sector and is in dire need of an upgrade. To mark the 5th anniversary we will be launching a brand new stunning website on April 2nd June 4th 2018, The new website will have all of the same videos along with historical data in a fully responsive view.

We have pushed launch back into June by a month to allow us to ensure the historical videos are all imported properly.

Orion MPCV Mock-Up Makes A Splash

Engineers at NASA Langley’s Landing Impact Research Facility made a splash on Tuesday, July 12, when they successfully dropped a 22,000 pound ORION MPCV test article into the center’s new water basin. After months of facility reviews and procedural check-outs that included testing pyro systems and practice drops with smaller test articles, engineers anxiously awaited the first drop test. Engineers and spectators clapped and cheered as the capsule hit the water at 24 mph with a big splash. After impact, it boobed back up and travelled to the far side of the basin where it bumped into the rubbery sides of the pool. Additional drop tests at greater velocities will be conducted throughout the summer and fall. The tests will initially validate and improve the computer models of impact and acoustic loads used in the design and engineering process of the Orion MPCV, and will ultimately qualify the final vehicle design for flight. A ribbon cutting ceremony for the Hydro Impact Basin is scheduled for Aug 9th.

Source: NASA Television

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