Exploration Flight Test 1 Orion moved to SLC-37 in preparation for launch

November 12, 2014 6:16 AM

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Exploration Flight Test 1 Orion moved to SLC-37 in preparation for launch

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER. Fla — NASA’s new Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) spacecraft was rolled out of the Launch Abort System Facility (LASF) on Tuesday, Nov. 11 for the last Earthbound leg of its journey to space. That journey – came a day later than planned. Heavy wind and rains besieged KSC in the lead up to rollout on Nov. 10, forcing a change to the schedule by 24 hours. On Tuesday however, clear, cool skies greeted the move and its NASA and Lockheed Martin handlers started the move with no issues.

First motion of the test article of NASA’s new crew-rated spacecraft took place at 8:55 p.m. EDT (0055 GMT).

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