Tower Rolled Back to Reveal Orion Stack and Rocket for Flight

The Mobile Service Tower at Space Launch Complex 37 has been moved away from the launch stand where a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy and Orion spacecraft stand pointed skyward for launch Thursday morning. Weather forecasts continue to call for favorable conditions at launch time and there are no technical concerns reported tonight. Liftoff of Orion’s first flight test is scheduled for 7:05 a.m. EST, the opening of a 2-hour, 39-minute window. Our continuous countdown and mission coverage will begin at 4:30 a.m. EST. NASA TV will begin coverage of the mission at the same time. You can stream NASA TV throughout the countdown and flight of Orion at