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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

One More Milestone for EFT-1...

An artist's concept of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle soaring in Earth orbit atop a Delta IV upper stage motor.
NASA

Earlier today, two of the three core boosters that will comprise the Delta IV Heavy rocket used on Exploration Flight Test (EFT)-1 arrived at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida. Now ready to be processed for launch are the starboard and core boosters for the Delta IV, while the port booster and upper stage motor are scheduled to arrive at CCAFS next month. Riding atop this mammoth vehicle is the Orion spacecraft...which will make its debut flight out of Earth's atmosphere on EFT-1 this September.

The core and starboard Delta IV boosters that will be used on Exploration Flight Test (EFT)-1 are about to be unloaded from a barge at Port Canaveral, Florida, on March 4, 2014.
NASA / Kim Shiflett

A Delta IV booster that will be used on EFT-1 is unloaded from a barge at Port Canaveral, Florida, on March 4, 2014.
NASA / Kim Shiflett

The core and starboard Delta IV boosters that will be used on EFT-1 are transported to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, on March 4, 2014.
NASA / Kim Shiflett

The core and starboard Delta IV boosters that will be used on EFT-1 are transported to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, on March 4, 2014.
NASA / Kim Shiflett

The core and starboard Delta IV boosters that will be used on EFT-1 arrive inside the Horizontal Integration Facility at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, on March 4, 2014.
NASA / Kim Shiflett

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