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Orion Crew Capsule and Service Module at the Kennedy Space Center. Image Credit: NASA/Rad Sinyak

Orion Makes A Move

NASA has finished building the crew module of its newest spacecraft- Orion. The spacecraft was moved out of the Kennedy Space Center facility Thursday where engineers have been getting it ready. Orion’s cone-shaped crew module, stacked on top of a white service module, emerged from the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building on a special flat bed transporter. It was moved to a new facility where it will be fueled up with ammonia and hyper propellants for its test flight slated for December. The crew capsule can seat four astronauts. December’s mission- an unmanned flight about 3,600 miles into space- will be used to test out Orion’s safety features. Eventually NASA aims to send Orion on missions to deep space- an asteroid …
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