Orion in Final Steps Before Exploration Flight Test-1

September 29, 2014 1:09 PM

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NASA and Lockheed Martin have finished fueling the Orion spacecraft with ammonia, hydrazine and high pressure helium at Kennedy Space Center’s Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. Orion has now been moved to the Launch Abort System Facility for integration with the launch abort system (LAS).

Orion’s LAS is a critical launch safety technology designed to immediately pull the capsule and crew out of harm’s way in the event of an emergency.

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