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A heat shield for the Constellation crew exploration vehicle or CEV is being prepared for a demonstration.

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In Hangar N at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, a heat shield for the Constellation crew exploration vehicle, or CEV, is being prepared for a demonstration. A developmental heat shield for the Orion spacecraft is being tested and evaluated at Kennedy. The shield was designed and assembled by the Boeing Company in Huntington Beach, Calif., for NASA's Constellation Program. The thermal protection system manufacturing demonstration unit is designed to protect astronauts from extreme heat during re-entry to Earth's atmosphere from low Earth orbit and lunar missions. The CEV will be used to dock and gain access to the International Space Station, travel to the moon in the 2018 timeframe and play a crucial role in exploring Mars. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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  • Title: A heat shield for the Constellation crew exploration vehicle or CEV is being prepared for a demonstration.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
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