Orion FTA on its way to NASA Dryden

The Orion Flight Test Article (FTA) was transferred from the hangar at NASA Langley Research Center (home of NASA EDGE) to an Air Force C-17 cargo plane.  The FTA is now on its way to NASA Dryden Flight Research Center to get a paint job and to add a whole bunch of electronic equipment.  It’s great to see a piece of history as NASA embarks on a bold new journey back to the moon, Mars, and beyond!  The Orion Flight Test Article will be used for the Pad Abort 1 test that will take place in New Mexico at the end of the year. Check out the cool pictures.


Orion FTA being loaded into the C-17. Credit: NASA/Sean Smith


Will the Orion FTA fit? Plenty of room to spare.  Credit: NASA/Sean Smith


Mission Complete, ship it to NASA Dryden! Credit: NASA/Sean Smith

Kudos to all the engineers, technicians, and managers who were a part of the project.  A job well done!

Chris
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5 thoughts on “Orion FTA on its way to NASA Dryden”

  1. I was just wondering if you know how I can obtain a space tomato seed for my biology project.
    Thank You.

  2. Meg,

    We may be able to get you basil seeds instead of tomato seeds. Let me know if you are interested.

    Chris

  3. Basil or tomato, seeds from space, now that is cool! That was a good question from Meg. I am also wondering how an average person like me, could get seeds from space.

  4. udos to all the engineers, technicians, and managers who were a part of the project. A job well done!

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