Orion Crew Module Structural Test Article Unbagging

NASA/Ben Smegelsky2016-11-15


Washington, DC, United States

Inside the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building high bay at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Lockheed Martin technicians remove the protective covering from the Orion crew module structural test article (STA). The STA arrived aboard NASA's Super Guppy aircraft at the Shuttle Landing Facility operated by Space Florida. The test article was moved inside the facility's high bay for further testing. The Orion spacecraft will launch atop NASA’s Space Launch System rocket on EM-1, its first deep space mission, in late 2018.


  • Title: Orion Crew Module Structural Test Article Unbagging
  • Creator: NASA/Ben Smegelsky
  • Date Created: 2016-11-15
  • Location: O&C
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: ajwatso3

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