Thursday, November 20, 2014
Orion Launches in Two Weeks!
Mission Page: NASA Orion - NASA
Latest Updates: Orion Blog - NASA
T-Minus two weeks until Orion takes its first steps into space with the launch from Kennedy Space Center!
Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) will test Orion's systems and performance from launch through splashdown. Launch Time is 7:05 a.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The Launch Window will last 2 hours, 39 minutes.
The most recent developments include Orion being hoisted into place on top of the Delta IV heavy-lift rocket. And, today, Orion's batteries were installed, and engineers tested Orion's connections with the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) system.
I will be at Johnson Space Center in Houston for the NASA Social event for the launch on December 3 and 4. I will post updates on my blog, Twitter and more!
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