Future Flight: Orion
Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor building the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, NASA’s first spacecraft designed for long-duration, human-rated deep space exploration. Orion will transport humans to interplanetary destinations beyond low Earth orbit, such as the moon and Mars, and return them safely back to Earth. The Exploration Mission-1 Orion spacecraft, on-track to launch in 2018, is undergoing assembly and test at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
To awe and inspire future explorers, Generation Beyond includes a real-life Mars Experience Bus traveling the country giving riders an interactive adventure simulating a drive along the Red Planet’s surface. This is the first immersive virtual-reality vehicle ever built and replicates 200 square miles of Martian terrain.