NASA Invites Media to View Orion Spacecraft for First Artemis Lunar Mission


The Artemis I Orion spacecraft is prepared for the final set of environmental tests at NASA Glenn Research Center
The Artemis I Orion spacecraft is prepared for the final set of environmental tests at NASA’s Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio.
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NASAs Orion spacecraft, a critical part of the agencys Artemis I mission, has completed its three-month test campaign at NASAs Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio, where it was subjected to the extreme temperatures and electromagnetic environment it will experience in its upcoming test mission to the Moon.

Media are invited to two events at Plum Brook Station prior to the spacecrafts return to NASAs Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where it will begin preparations for launch:

  • On Monday, March 9, from 10 to 11 a.m. EDT, media will have the opportunity to view the Orion spacecraft, consisting of its crew and service modules, inside the Space Environments Complex before it is prepared for departure. This opportunity is for photographs and video of the spacecraft only.
  • On Saturday, March 14, beginning at 11 a.m. EDT, NASA will celebrate the completion of testing and departure of the spacecraft from Plum Brook Station. During this event, the spacecraft will be covered in its transportation fixture. The following officials will discuss NASAs Artemis program, the importance of the completed tests, and the next steps for Orion:

– Members of the Ohio congressional delegation

– Jim Morhard, NASA deputy administrator

– Marla Prez-Davis, NASAs Glenn Research Center director

– Mark Kirasich, Orion program manager, NASAs Johnson Space Center

Sunita Williams, astronaut, Johnson

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