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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.

At the Promontory, Utah, facility of Orion subcontractor Orbital ATK, engineers tested the abort motor for Orion's launch abort system June 15, firing the 17-foot tall motor for five seconds.

In a lab at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, engineers simulated conditions that astronauts in space suits would experience when the Orion spacecraft is vibrating during launch atop the agency's powerful Space Launch System rocket.

Orion Module Recovery Testing

U.S. Navy divers and other personnel in a rigid hull Zodiac boat have attached tether lines to a test version of the Orion crew module.

NASA successfully kicked off a series of tests Sept. 30 to qualify Orion's parachute system for flights with astronauts, a milestone that will help the agency safely return crew to Earth from deep-space missions.

When astronauts in Orion venture far beyond Earth into deep space, they will expand humanity's frontier and push the boundaries of exploration.

Inside the high bay in the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the protective coverings were removed from the Orion heat shield for Exploration Mission 1 (EM-1).

An international team has made use of the power of the HAWK-I infrared instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) to produce the deepest and most comprehensive view of the Orion Nebula to date.

Orion Undergoes Pressure Tests

Engineers at Kennedy Space Center in Florida recently conducted a series of pressure tests of the Orion pressure vessel.

Orion Spacesuit Testing

Engineers at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston are evaluating how crews inside a mockup of the Orion spacecraft interact with the rotational hand controller and cursor control device while inside their Modified Advanced Crew Escape spacesuits.

NASA's deep space exploration system development programs continue to make progress on the agency's journey to Mars.

Orion's Pressure Vessel Completed

NASA's Orion spacecraft is another step closer to launching on its first mission to deep space atop the agency's Space Launch System rocket.

Completion of Orion's Pressure Vessel

NASA's Orion spacecraft is another step closer to launching on its first mission to deep space atop the agency's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket.

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