NASA Readies for Major Orion Milestones in 2017
by Staff Writers
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Dec 23, 2016
From the beginning of assembly work on the Orion crew module at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to testing a range of the spacecraft systems, engineers made headway in 2016 in advance of the spacecraft's 2018 mission beyond the moon.
A look at the important milestones that lie ahead in the next year give a glimpse into how NASA is pressing ahead to develop, build, test and fly the spacecraft that will enable human missions far into deep space.
Orion Power On
Service Module Arrival Stateside
Construction Begins on First Orion for Crew
Testing, Testing, Testing
Several parachute tests will take place in the skies above the Arizona desert to ensure Orion is ready to bring home crew, and a variety of human factors testing such as legibility tests, will help evaluate how the crew interacts with the spacecraft.
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