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Pad Abort 1 Crew Module
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ED08-0230-236 (Oct. 4, 2008) -- The boilerplate Orion crew module for the Orion Launch Abort System Pad Abort-1 flight test is tilted on jacks during weight and balance testing at NASA Dryden.

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ED09-0232-09 (18 Aug. 2009) -- The Orion crew module that will be used for the Orion Launch Abort System Pad Abort-1 flight test is photographed prior to loading onto a Mississippi Air National Guard C-17 at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center Aug. 18, 2009 for airlift to the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The first of five planned launch abort flight tests in NASA's Constellation program, Pad Abort 1 is scheduled for early 2010 from the new launch pad at White Sands. Photo Credit: NASA

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ED09-0232-11 (18 Aug. 2009) -- The Orion crew module that will be used for the Orion Launch Abort System Pad Abort-1 flight test is photographed prior to loading onto a Mississippi Air National Guard C-17 at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center Aug. 18, 2009 for airlift to the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The first of five planned launch abort flight tests in NASA's Constellation program, Pad Abort 1 is scheduled for early 2010 from the new launch pad at White Sands. Photo Credit: NASA

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ED09-0221-027 (Aug. 8, 2009) -- Technicians at NASA Dryden install the “goalpost” fixture to the Orion crew module integration stand during conversion of the stand into a transportation fixture for airlift of the module to the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The crew module will be used in the first Orion Launch Abort System pad abort flight test, expected in early 2010. NASA Photo / Jim Ross

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ED09-0221-019 (Aug. 8, 2009) -- Technicians work to convert the Orion crew module integration stand into a transportation fixture for airlift of the module to the White Sands Missile Range for the Launch Abort System Pad Abort 1 flight test. NASA Photo / Jim Ross

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ED09-0102-272 (May 6, 2009) -- The Orion flight test crew module that will be used for the Orion Launch Abort System Pad Abort 1 flight test is shown with its adapter cone that attaches the abort system’s rocket motor to the module. Instrumentation installation and integration was conducted at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center over an 18-month period in 2008 and 2009 in preparation for the pad abort flight test. NASA Photo / Tony Landis

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ED09-0102-270 (May 6,2009) -- NASA Dryden chief historian Christian Gelzer carefully smoothes out an American flag decal after affixing it to the Orion test module that will be flown in the Launch Abort System flight tests later this year at White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico. The test module had just completed a series of high-intensity acoustic tests to evaluate its resistance to acoustically induced high frequency vibrations that could potentially exceed the module's structural limits or damage its electronics. NASA Photo / Tony Landis

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ED09-0102-268 (May 6,2009) -- NASA Dryden visual communications manager Steve Lighthill carefully smoothes out a NASA logo decal after affixing it to the Orion test module that will be flown in the Launch Abort System flight tests later this year at White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico. The test module had just completed a series of high-intensity acoustic tests to evaluate its resistance to acoustically induced high frequency vibrations that could potentially exceed the module's structural limits or damage its electronics. NASA Photo / Tony Landis

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ED08-0230-362 (Nov. 5, 2008) -- The boilerplate Orion crew module for the Orion Launch Abort System Pad Abort-1 flight test undergoes moment-of-inertia testing. NASA / Photo Tony Landis

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ED08-0090-318 (May 20, 2008 ) -- Surrounded by work platforms, the full-scale Orion AFT crew module (center) is undergoing preparations for the first flight test of Orion's launch abort system. NASA/Tony Landis

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ED08-0085-157 (April 3, 2008) -- NASA's first Orion full-scale abort flight test crew module was placed in NASA Dryden's Abort Flight Test integration area for equipment installation. NASA/Tony Landis

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ED08-0085-111 (April 1, 2008) -- NASA Dryden Flight Research Center technicians accompany NASA's first Orion full-scale abort flight test crew module as it heads to it's new home. NASA/Tony Landis

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ED08-0085-145 (April 3, 2008) -- NASA Dryden Flight Research Center personnel accompany NASA's first Orion full-scale abort flight test crew module as it heads to it's new home. NASA/Tony Landis

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ED08-0085-092 (March 31, 2008) -- A NASA technician paints NASA's first Orion full-scale abort flight test crew module. NASA/Tony Landis

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ED08-0085-105 (April 1, 2008) -- Sporting a fresh paint job, NASA's first Orion full-scale abort flight test crew module awaits avionics and other equipment installation. NASA/Tony Landis

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ED08-0085-079 (March 29, 2008) -- A NASA painter applies the first primer coat to NASA's Orion full-scale abort flight test crew module in the Edwards Air Force Base paint hangar. NASA/Tony Landis

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ORION CREW MODULE NASA LANGLEY 90 (1/30/2008) -- America will send a new generation of explorers to the moon aboard NASA's Orion crew exploration vehicle. Making its first flights to the International Space Station early in the next decade, Orion is part of the Constellation Program to send human explorers back to the moon, and then onward to Mars and other destinations in the solar system. NASA/Sean Smith

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ED08-0085-027 (March 28, 2008) -- Air Force loadmasters oversee unloading of the full-scale Orion abort test crew module mockup from a C-17 cargo aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base March 28. NASA/Tony Landis

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ED08-0085-066 (March 29, 2008) -- Paint shop technicians carefully apply masking prior to painting the Orion full-scale abort flight test crew module in the Edwards Air Force Base paint hangar. NASA/Tony Landis

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ED08-0085-047 (March 29, 2008) -- NASA paint shop technicians prepare the Orion full-scale flight test crew module for painting in the Edwards Air Force Base paint hangar. NASA/Tony Landis