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NASA's Orion Spacecraft Comes to Life

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 08:39 PM

NASA's Orion Spacecraft Comes to Life


www.nasa.gov said:

NASA's first-ever deep space craft, Orion, has been powered on for the first time, marking a major milestone in the final year of preparations for flight.

Orion's avionics system was installed on the crew module and powered up for a series of systems tests at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida last week. Preliminary data indicate Orion's vehicle management computer, as well as its innovative power and data distribution system -- which use state-of-the-art networking capabilities -- performed as expected.

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