The Orion spacecraft is ready to begin the final leg of its prelaunch journey with an overnight rollout from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Abort System Facility to Space Launch Complex 37 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Weather conditions at the Florida spaceport have improved significantly since yesterday evening, when winds and the threat of lightning violated safety rules and kept the spacecraft indoors one more night.
The six-hour journey to the launch pad is planned to begin at about 8:30 p.m. Orion is expected to arrive at the launch complex around 2 a.m. It will then be lifted into place and attached atop the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket.
6 thoughts on “Orion Rollout on for Tonight”
when is the launch of orion?
Good luck! I know all eyes are on Rosetta/Philae today but I’m looking forward to Orion as well.
Be safe,Good luck, God speed. The rest of the humans are counting on all of you!
So the roll out will not be shown on NASA TV?
I think this will be a super hard and awesome launch!!!! ; )
I love NASA because it is awesome and I think the website and the place and launch pad is just super cool
I hope NASA has a safe and easy launch!!!!NASA IS AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ; )