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Release date- 13062014 - With just six months until its first trip to space,
Media are invited to a status update on Orion and to see the spacecraft alongside NASA Administrator
This is the first step in moving the three primary Orion elements - the crew module, service module and launch abort system - into the correct configuration for launch.
Participants in the briefing include:
NASA Orion Program Manager
Lockheed Martin Orion Program Manager
Media and the public also can ask questions during the briefing on
U.S. news media without Kennedy accreditation must apply by
Two forms of government-issued identification are required to receive a badge, one with a photograph such as a driver's license or passport. Badges will be available for pick up at the Kennedy Badging Office, located on
To attend the event, news media representatives must be dressed in full-length pants, flat shoes that entirely cover the feet, and shirts with sleeves.
Orion is being prepared for its first launch, set for December. The uncrewed flight will go 3,600 miles above Earth, in a four-and-a-half-hour mission to test the systems that will be critical for survival in future human missions to deep space. After two orbits, it will reenter Earth's atmosphere at almost 20,000 miles per hour, for a splashdown in the
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