Thursday, September 11, 2014

Human Space Flight - Orion Spacecraft Moved for Fueling

Cape Canaveral, FL

Today Nasa moved Orion Spacecraft  from Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building 

to  ( KSC) Payload Hazardous Serving Facility in preparation for  fueling.

The Orion will be flown at an altitude of   3,600 miles above Earth, in a 4.5 hour mission. The test flight target date is  December  4, 2014 . It will be  launched  on  a Delta 4  heavy rocket near  Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

The Orion crew and service module stack made a 20 minute trip from the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sept. 11, 2014, to the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility.
Image Credit: NASA/Dan Casper 

Time Lapse Video -NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Moves in Preparation for First Flight 
Video Credit/ Official Channel of NASA's Kennedy Space Center

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