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Orion Service Module Encapsulation

NASA/KSC - DANIEL CASPER (IMCS)2014-01-14

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside the Operations and Checkout Building high bay at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, technicians complete the installation of the fairings on the service module for the Orion spacecraft. The fairings will protect the service module during launch. The Orion spacecraft is being prepared for its first unpiloted flight test, Exploration Flight Test-1, or EFT-1, scheduled for launch atop a Delta IV rocket in September 2014. The Orion spacecraft is designed to carry astronauts to destinations not yet explored by humans. It will have emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during space travel and provide safe re-entry from deep space return velocities. Orion is scheduled to launch atop NASA’s Space Launch System rocket in 2017. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: NASA/Daniel Casper

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  • Title: Orion Service Module Encapsulation
  • Creator: NASA/KSC - DANIEL CASPER (IMCS)
  • Date Created: 2014-01-14
  • Location: O&C Building, Kennedy Space Cent, FL
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: cbabir

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