by Aspen Cage and Hannah Kelley
The Orion spacecraft was the first attempt to go to Mars.
The Orion mission occurred December 5, 2014 7:05 a.m - 11:35 a.m. Some technology used on this unmanned mission include PICA, SLA-561V, textron, and ARA. An important person associated with the mission is Charles Bolden. It will have a second mission in 2017 called Exploration Mission-1. If it's second mission is successful, NASA will launch a manned mission in 2021. The Orion project currently has a $17.5 billion budget.It was intended to fly through the Van Allen Belts, but crashed mere hours after launch.