NASA's Next-Gen, Crew-Rated Spacecraft Orion is Ready for First Test Flight

November 6, 2014 8:57 PM

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NASA's next generation spacecraft is assembled and ready to conduct its very first flight. The capsule currently sits at Kennedy Space Center's Launch Abort System Facility, but will be moved to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex-37 on Monday, November 10. This move to the launch pad will mark one of the final steps that the spacecraft will make before it finally launches its first flight.

The final parts of Orion's various segments were assembled. This includes the segments that a crew will ride in (crew module) and the service module. The service module provides the power and propulsion for the spacecraft, and will support the crew from launch through the time when the command modul...

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