Orion launch planned for Tuesday, abortion function to be tested

A test fire for NASA's Orion crew capsule is planned for Tuesday.

After launch, the capsule will reach an altitude of about six miles before the abort function is tested. NASA posted video of what will happen on Twitter.



NASA wants to make sure that astronauts can safely get away from their launch vehicle if there are problems after liftoff.

This story was written in Orlando, Florida.