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Preparing The Artemis 1 Orion Spacecraft

The NASA insignia, also called the "meatball," and the American Flag are applied to the Orion crew module back shell for the Artemis I mission on Oct. 28, 2020, inside the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The structure that will fly the first woman and next man to land on the Moon and return on the Artemis III mission by 2024 arrived at the Airbus integration hall in Bremen, Germany, from its Thales Alenia Space manufacturing site in Turin, Italy.

After two years of non-stop work at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and a trip to Plum Brook, Ohio, for testing, the next human-rated spacecraft to head to the Moon in over half a century is nearing completion.

Moving The The Artemis I Orion Spacecraft

The Artemis I Orion spacecraft with its spacecraft adapter cone attached, is moved by crane along the high bay inside the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Aug. 20, 2020.

As NASA's Orion spacecraft approaches the Moon on the Artemis III mission to put the first woman and next man on the lunar surface, the crew will get a glimpse through the spacecraft's windows.

Technicians at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida recently finished meticulously applying more than 180 blocks of ablative material to the heat shield for the Orion spacecraft set to carry astronauts around the Moon on Artemis II.

After four months of rigorous testing in the world's premier space environments simulation facility at NASA's Plum Brook Station, the Orion spacecraft for the Artemis I mission is certified and another step toward being ready for flight.

Orion Recovery Practice

NASA's Landing and Recovery team, composed of members from the Department of Defense, NASA and contractor Jacobs, practiced securing a test version of Orion into the well deck of a ship.

The Orion crew and service module stack for Artemis I was lifted out of the Final Assembly and Test (FAST) cell on Monday, November 11.

NASA is setting in motion the Orion spacecraft production line to support as many as 12 Artemis missions, including the mission that will carry the first woman and next man to the Moon by 2024.

NASA is building a system to send astronauts to the Moon for Artemis missions, and that includes tests to make sure the Orion spacecraft is prepared to safely carry crew on an alternate mission profile in the face of unexpected problems.

Preparing For Ascent Abort-2

The test version of Orion attached to the Launch Abort System for the Ascent Abort-2 (AA-2) flight test is moved by crane into the vertical integration facility at Space Launch Complex 46 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on May 23, 2019.

Airbus will deliver the first European Service Module (ESM) for NASA's Orion spacecraft from its aerospace site in Bremen, Germany on 5 November 2018.

NASA is inviting media to its Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 9 a.m. EST Friday, Nov. 16, for an event marking the arrival from Bremen, Germany, of the European Service Module - the powerhouse that will supply NASA's Orion spacecraft with electricity, propulsion, thermal control, air and water.

NASA Completes Orion Parachute Tests

NASA has completed the final test to qualify Orion's parachute system for flights with astronauts, checking off an important milestone on the path to send humans on missions to the Moon and beyond.

The structure for Europe's second service module for NASA's Orion spacecraft arrived at the Airbus clean room in Bremen, Germany, last week.

Heat shield back shell panels are prefitted on the Orion spacecraft at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

NASA's new deep space exploration systems will send crew 40,000 miles beyond the Moon, and return them safely home.

NASA's Orion spacecraft is scheduled to undergo a design test in April 2019 of the capsule's launch abort system (LAS).

Orion System Tests Underway

To ensure everything performs as planned, the Orion spacecraft destined for Exploration Mission-1 was successfully powered up for the first time this week in the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Facility at NASA Kennedy Space Center.

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