Trent Perrotto of NASA Public Affairs addresses an audience of participants during a NASA social question and answer session. The group is assembled in Kennedy Space Center's Operations and Checkout Building high bay for an event marking the arrival of NASA's first space-bound Orion capsule in Florida. Joining Perrotto on stage, from the left, are Mark Geyer, Orion program manager David Beaman, NASA Space Launch System spacecraft and payload integration manager Pepper Phillips, program manager for NASA's Ground Systems Development and Operations and NASA astronaut Rex Walheim.
The tweeters will share their experiences with followers through the social networking site Twitter. Slated for Exploration Flight Test-1, an uncrewed mission planned for 2014, the capsule will travel farther into space than any human spacecraft has gone in more than 40 years. NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans built the crew module pressure vessel. The Orion production team will prepare the module for flight by installing heat-shielding thermal protection systems, avionics and other subsystems. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/orion Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett