June 23, 2014

Orion Spacecraft Is Taking Shape On This Week @NASA

At Kennedy Space Center, NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden, Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana and other officials invited the media to view prelaunch progress of the Orion spacecraft. Kennedy technicians recently attached Orion’s crew module to its service module — the first step in moving the spacecraft’s three primary elements, which includes the launch abort system, into the correct configuration for launch. Orion is being prepared for its first space flight in December – a four-and-a-half-hour uncrewed mission to test systems that will be critical for survival of astronauts on future deep space missions. Also, Hunting for asteroids, Russian spacewalk and Celebrating a Nation of Makers!

Credit: NASA

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