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Recently, the Orion pad abort crew module was lifted by crane and placed on instrumented jacks at NASA Dryden to determine the vehicle's weight, balance and vertical center of gravity.
Orion Flight Test Parts Continue Arriving at NASA Dryden
The Forward Bay Cover for the first abort flight test Orion mockup crew module arrived along with other equipment at NASA's ...
Crew module mockup arrives at Dryden for test preparations.
NASA has extended the scope of a contract at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range for Project Orion tests.
With less than a year until flight tests of NASA's Constellation Program, work is under way on a launch pad that will host the first of those tests.
NASA's White Sands Test Facility has selected Denco, Inc. of Las Cruces, N.M., to build launch site facilities for flight testing of the Orion Launch Abort System.
Agency enters into agreement with the U.S. Air Force to support Orion.
NASA animation of the Orion Module Launch Abort System Ascent Abort Flight Test.
NASA animation of the Orion Module Launch Abort System Pad Abort Flight Test.
NASA technicians conduct moment-of-inertia tests on the Orion PA-1 crew module.
Engineers conduct weight-and-balance tests on the Orion PA-1 crew module.