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First Weld Completed on Orion Test Article at Michoud
04.20.09
 
Employees at Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans watch the first friction stir weld of the Orion crew module ground test article. > Large (3268 x 2328, 240 ppi)
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Lockheed Martin employees at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans watch the first friction stir weld of the Orion crew module ground test article on the facility's new Universal Weld System II (UWS II). UWS II includes a 22-foot diameter turntable, a self-reacting friction stir weld head and a modular t-grid floor. (Lockheed Martin)


Technicians at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans prepare the Universal Weld System II to begin the first friction stir weld on the Orion crew module ground test article. > Large (3207 x 2336, 240 ppi)
> Medium (516 x 376, 72 ppi)
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Technicians at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans prepare the Universal Weld System II to begin the first friction stir weld on the Orion crew module ground test article. Weld operations will continue on the test article for three months. (Lockheed Martin)


Technicians watch the weld tool head of the Universal Weld System II as it conducts the first friction stir weld. > Large (3504 x 2336, 240 ppi)
> Medium (516 x 344, 72 ppi)
> Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)

On April 16, technicians watch the weld tool head of the Universal Weld System II as it conducts the first friction stir weld on the Orion crew module ground test article at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. (Lockheed Martin)