Fueling Under Way

Preparations for Orion’s flight test are progressing smoothly ahead of a scheduled 7:05 a.m. EST liftoff today. United Launch Alliance has begun fueling the Delta IV Heavy rocket with liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen. Weather remains forecast to be 70 percent “go” at the time of liftoff. Today’s launch will take place from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The spacecraft will splashdown in the Pacific Ocean at the end of the flight.

Photo credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Photo credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

6 thoughts on “Fueling Under Way”

  1. It’s the start of a new era! I hope that everything goes well today, and for future launches. I’m very excited about today! Go Orion! Win the Sky!

  2. Good luck to every one at NASA, for a successful launch and recovery.

    Never stop dreaming of whats over the horizon.

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