When the Orion crew capsule carries astronauts into space sometime in the 2020s, it’ll ride on the most powerful rocket NASA has ever created. As that rocket blasts through the atmosphere, Orion is going to get a little shaken up. Part of those vibrations will come from the rocket’s mighty roar. And just like a loud concert can rattle your bones, the noise from the launch could shake apart a spacecraft if it’s not built properly.
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