NASA’s Orion Spacecraft to Appear Alongside Shuttle Discovery

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NASA’s Orion Spacecraft to Appear Alongside Shuttle Discovery

WASHINGTON — A full-scale exam chronicle of a Orion booster is one of several NASA-sponsored exhibits that will seem alongside space convey Discovery during a National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center nearby Washington Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Va.

Discovery is scheduled to fly over a Washington area on Tuesday, Apr 17, and land during Dulles. A send rite of a convey to a National Air Space Museum will take place on Thursday, Apr 19.

In further to Orion, dozens of NASA-sponsored exhibits are on arrangement during a Udvar-Hazy Center to applaud a attainment of Discovery and prominence a agency’s stream and destiny scrutiny missions. The exhibits will showcase the International Space Station, a solar telescope, a heavenly spacesuit, an inflatable Mars Science Laboratory corsair and many hands-on educational activities.

The Orion booster will be on giveaway arrangement during a Udvar-Hazy Center from Apr 19-22 as partial of a events surrounding a attainment of convey Discovery. Engineers, officials and NASA spokespeople will be on-site and accessible to pronounce with media and a public.

The Orion exam car was used in a Pad Abort-1 Test in 2010, that saw a successful moody of Orion’s launch cancel system. This shun capability will strengthen destiny crews in a eventuality of an puncture during launch.

NASA is constructing a initial space-bound Orion capsule, that will launch on Exploration Flight Test-1, an uncrewed launch designed for 2014. This exam will see Orion transport over into space than any tellurian booster has left in some-more than 40 years. After a construction during NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, a booster will be shipped to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for final assembly.

Following a arrangement during a Udvar-Hazy Center, a Orion plug will seem during a Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington for a U.S. Science and Engineering Festival from Apr 27-29.

For some-more information about a venues, visit:

http://www.nasm.si.edu/udvarhazy

 

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http://www.usasciencefestival.org

For some-more about Orion, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/orion

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