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Today’s Deep Space Extra

7 Oct 2021, 15:10 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Artemis I Orion undergoes final checkouts before moving to KSC’s Vehicle Assembly Building for final stacking. Lucy mission approaches launch. Vice President Kamala Harris to host YouTube special about space exploration.

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Work on Artemis I Orion nears completion, other Orions make progressCoalition Members in the News – Aerojet Rocketdyne, Jacobs, United Launch AllianceNASAspaceflight.com (10/6): The Orion capsule assigned to NASA’s Artemis I mission is undergoing final checkouts before moving from the Launch Abort System Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) to the Vertical Assembly Building (VAB). There, it will be placed atop the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket for an uncrewed test flight around the Moon and back to Earth. The Artemis II Orion crew module is currently at the Crew Module station inside the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at KSC, where closeouts on its Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) heater and temperature sensor wiring are underway. The Artemis III Orion is at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF), where welding of the pressure vessel for the spacecraft was recently completed. Components of the pressure vessel for the Artemis IV Orion are now in production as ...

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