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Orion Hardware Ready for Pressure Testing

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NASA Spacecraft Hardware Ready for Pressure Testing in Preparation for Upcoming Orion Launch

The design and fabrication of critical flight hardware that will be used to keep NASA’s Orion spacecraft safe during launch was recently completed at Janicki Industries in Hamilton, Wash. The hardware arrived Sept. 26 at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. for final preparations before Orion's first mission planned for September 2014.

Orion's stage adapter diaphragm serves as a barrier between the upper-stage of the launch vehicle and the spacecraft, preventing hydrogen gas build up from the rocket beneath the spacecraft before and during launch.

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