Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Latest On NASA's Orion Manned Spacecraft

Hey Space Placers!

NASA's newest manned spacecraft, Orion, is continuing to prepare for missions to the Moon, asteroids and Mars.

NASA completed a key milestone recently that will move Orion closer to its upcoming test flights, EM-1 and EM-2.

NASA/Robert Markowitz
Actual building of the Orion spacecraft for the EM-1 mission has started at Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in New Orleans, LA. I visited MAF a year ago and it is quite the facility.

NASA/Radislav Sinyak
Let's hope that Congress funds NASA adequately and that the new president doesn't change the manned space program.

Sky Guy in VA

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