Orion spacecraft on Artemis 1 to carry an incredible new safety feature

Crew capsule can jettison and reach 800km/h in two seconds.

A fully functional Launch Abort System (LAS) with a test version of Orion attached, soars upward on NASA’s Ascent Abort-2 (AA-2) flight test atop a Northrop Grumman provided booster on July 2, 2019 launching from Launch Pad 46 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Credit: NASA.