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Orion Heat Shield Arrives at KSC

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Heat Shield for NASA's Orion Spacecraft Arrives at Kennedy Space Center

NASA's Orion spacecraft is just about ready to turn up the heat. The spacecraft's heat shield arrived at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida Wednesday night aboard the agency's Super Guppy aircraft.

The heat shield, the largest of its kind ever built, is to be unloaded Thursday and is scheduled for installation on the Orion crew module in March, in preparation for Orion's first flight test in September 2014..

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Space Station Live: Orion Heat Shield Delivered to Kennedy Space Center

NASA Public Affairs Officer Josh Byerly talks with Rose Flores, Orion Crew & Service Module Chief Engineer, about the delivery of Orion's heat shield to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The heat shield, the largest of its kind ever built, is to be unloaded Thursday and is scheduled for installation on the Orion crew module in March, in preparation for Orion's first flight test in September 2014.

To learn more about Orion, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/orion

Credit: NASA

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