Orion Spacecraft Takes Shape 6
August 5, 2010
A weld technician monitors as the Universal Weld System completes the final friction stir weld on the Orion spacecraft. Nondestructive evaluations will validate the strength and integrity of the weld before the spacecraft is prepped for ground testing in flight-like environments, including static vibration, acoustics and water landing tests.
Topics: Environment, Manned spacecraft, Project Constellation, Human spaceflight, the Orion, Technology Internet, Disaster Accident, Spacecraft, Nondestructive testing, Orion, Materials science