Animated video shows Orion spacecraft in orbit

NASA may have pushed back the Orion spacecraft’s test flight to 2014, but you can get an early glimpse of the capsule in orbit thanks to this animated video from Full Werks studio. You’ll see the capsule circle the planet before touching down in the Pacific — all with a much better view than you can expect when that actual launch date rolls around. The animation features audio clips from the original Apollo and, as any NASA-related video worth its salt should, includes a vintage voiceover from space sage Carl Sagan.

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