Orion EM-1 Heat Shield Offload, Transport, and Lift

NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis2016-08-26


Washington, DC, United States

The shipping container carrying the Orion heat shield for Exploration Mission 1 (EM-1) is offloaded from NASA’s Super Guppy aircraft at the Shuttle Landing Facility, managed and operated by Space Florida, at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The heat shield will be transported to the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building high bay for processing. The heat shield arrived from Lockheed Martin’s manufacturing facility near Denver. The Orion spacecraft will launch atop NASA’s Space Launch System rocket on EM-1, an uncrewed test flight, in 2018.


  • Title: Orion EM-1 Heat Shield Offload, Transport, and Lift
  • Creator: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis
  • Date Created: 2016-08-26
  • Location: SLF, O&C
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: cbabir

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