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shell panels have been removed

(NASA/Kim Shiflett image)
(NASA/Kim Shiflett image)

BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – NASA’s Orion spacecraft is positioned inside the Launch Abort System Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for a viewing by Kennedy workers. Orion’s back shell panels have been removed.

The spacecraft completed the first flight test in December, was retrieved from the Pacific Ocean, and transported 2,700 miles overland to Kennedy from Naval Base San Diego in California.

Analysis of data obtained during its two-orbit, four-and-a-half hour mission Dec. 5 will provide engineers detailed information on how the spacecraft fared.

Orion will be transported to the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility for deservicing.

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