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NASA’s Orion spacecraft being moved to Pad for December Launch

Written by Steven Siceloff
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NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – NASA’s Orion spacecraft is set to roll out of the Launch Abort System Facility (LASF) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to its launch pad at nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 37 on Monday November 10th, in preparation for liftoff next month on its first space flight.

At 4:30pm EST, NASA Television will air a news briefing live from the LASF before Orion’s move. Participating will be Robert Cabana, Kennedy Space Center director; Ellen Ochoa, Johnson Space Center director; Mark Geyer, Orion Program manager; and Mike Hawes, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company director of Human Space Flight Programs.

NASA’s Orion spacecraft
NASA’s Orion spacecraft

The spacecraft will start its journey to the launch pad at 8:00pm.

The rollout will not be carried live on NASA TV, but highlights of the move will air on NASA TV’s Video File segments and the agency’s website starting Tuesday morning, November 11th.

The spacecraft is expected to reach Space Launch Complex 37 at about 2:00am, Tuesday.

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