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Video: An astronaut's-eye view as Orion goes through fiery re-entry


Ever wonder what it looks like to re-enter the earth’s atmosphere from space? A new video from NASA of the Orion spacecraft’s return from its December 5 test flight does the trick. Orion is the space agency’s new manned spacecraft, but the test flight was unmanned. NASA dubbed the video an “astronaut’s-eye view” of the re-entry, as it was filmed by a camera on board Orion. The footage begins 10 minutes before splashdown and ends with the orange and white parachutes gently depositing the craft into the Pacific. Credit: YouTube/NASA

 

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