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Thursday, June 27, 2013

A graphic showing the various components of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV).
NASA

Paving The Way for 2014... Yesterday, engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama successfully mated an adapter that will be used to connect Orion to the Delta IV rocket responsible for launching the capsule on the Exploration Flight Test (EFT)-1 mission in 2014. In all, 250 bolts will need to be tightened to secure the adapter to the actual Delta IV vehicle next year.

At the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Alabama, engineers converse prior to mating the Orion MPCV's adapter to a mock-up of the Delta IV rocket's upper stage...on June 26, 2013.
NASA

At the MSFC in Alabama, the Orion MPCV's adapter is about to be mated to a mock-up of the Delta IV rocket's upper stage...on June 26, 2013.
NASA

At the MSFC in Alabama, the Orion MPCV's adapter is mated to a mock-up of the Delta IV rocket's upper stage...on June 26, 2013.
NASA

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