The Orion spacecraft that sits atop the Delta IV Heavy arrived at Kennedy Space Center in the summer of 2012 so it could be assembled from a pressure vessel into a full-functioning spacecraft. Lockheed Martin built up a factory floor and assembly area for the spacecraft at Kennedy’s Operations and Checkout Building – recently named for humanity’s first moonwalker, Neil Armstrong. Take a look at the steps involved with building a spacecraft and stacking the rocket to set up today’s lift off and flight.
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Will Orion’s flight path make it visible from Australia?
This is very exciting! I can’t wait to feel the roar!
I’ll be watching from my back porch. 🙂