NASA pushes back first Orion manned mission

The first manned flight has returned to its previous 2021 launch date

Everyone adjust your calendars. NASA says that the next Orion mission won’t carry astronauts after all. In February, the space agency’s Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot asked for a feasibility study on the possibility of moving the timetable forward and making Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1) a manned mission. However, after weighing the project’s technical factors and risk, NASA has decided to keep with the original plan for an unmanned EM-1 with the first manned mission in 2021.

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