NASA is finally ready for deep space exploration

October 31, 2014 2:48 PM

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NASA is finally ready for deep space exploration

NASA’s new Orion spacecraft is complete. The spacecraft received its final finishing touches on Thursday, marking the end of construction on the first spacecraft designed to send humans beyond the moon into deep space, including a journey to Mars that starts with its first test flight on December 4.

The assembled Orion crew module, service module, launch abort system and adapter will remain in Kennedy’s Launch Abort System Facility until its scheduled rollout to the launch pad, which is set for November 10. From the launch pad, the spacecraft will be lifted onto the United Launch Alliance Delta...

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