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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

(Post-)EFT-Update: Orion is Back on Terra Firma!

After arriving in Naval Base San Diego, California, the Orion EFT-1 spacecraft is brought out of the well deck of the USS Anchorage via forklift...on December 8, 2014.
NASA / Amber Philman

Yesterday afternoon, the USS Anchorage arrived at Naval Base San Diego after completing a 3-day trip that began once the U.S. warship retrieved the Orion spacecraft from the Pacific Ocean last Friday. Having traveled 60,000 miles in space during Exploration Flight Test 1 and 600 miles from its splashdown zone to Southern California, Orion will now make a 2,500-mile roadside trip back to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This Orion capsule will be refurbished and reused during the Ascent Abort 2 test at Cape Canaveral in 2018. The next Orion to fly into space (on Exploration Mission 1) is now in production by Lockheed Martin...at the Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans, Louisiana.

With the Orion EFT-1 spacecraft aboard, the USS Anchorage arrives at Naval Base San Diego, California, after a 3-day trip from Orion's splashdown zone in the Pacific Ocean...on December 8, 2014.
NASA

With the Orion EFT-1 spacecraft aboard, the USS Anchorage arrives at Naval Base San Diego, California, after a 3-day trip from Orion's splashdown zone in the Pacific Ocean...on December 8, 2014.
NASA

With the Orion EFT-1 spacecraft aboard, the USS Anchorage arrives at Naval Base San Diego, California, after a 3-day trip from Orion's splashdown zone in the Pacific Ocean...on December 8, 2014.
NASA

The Orion EFT-1 spacecraft is about to be placed inside a makeshift structure at Naval Base San Diego's Mole Pier for temporary storage, on December 9, 2014.
NASA / Cory Huston

The Orion EFT-1 spacecraft is about to be placed inside a makeshift structure at Naval Base San Diego's Mole Pier for temporary storage, on December 9, 2014.
NASA / Cory Huston

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