Orion Manned Mission Might Not Get To Space Until 2023
Orion's first manned mission is scheduled for 2021, but problems might delay the launch by a few years. Manned spaceflight is complex and expensive.By Evan Thomas | September 17, 2015
NASA could push back the first manned flight of its Orion capsule to 2023.
The space agency is still shooting for a 2021 launch date, but NASA Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot says that's getting less tenable. Turns out space is complicated. (Video via NASA)
"It's not a very high confidence level, I'll tell you that, because of the history — the things we see historically pop up," Lightfoot said.