Orion EFT-1 / DELTA LAPEL PIN
This is a high quality Copper / Nickel Dimensional Lapel Pin, commemorating the ORION EFT-1 Launch.
Exploration Flight Test 1 was the first test flight of the Orion Crew Vehicle. The craft, without a crew, was launched on December 5, 2014, at 12:05 by a Delta IV Heavy Rocket.
The mission was a four-hour, two-orbit test of the Orion crew module featuring a high apogee on the second orbit and concluding with a high-energy re-entry at around 20,000 miles per hour. This mission design corresponds to the Apollo mission of 1967, which validated the Apollo flight control system and heat shield at re-entry conditions planned for the return from lunar missions.