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Pad Abort 1 Launch Site Facilities
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JSC2009-E-245876 -- Pad Abort 1 Launch Site Facilities
JSC2009-E-245876 (20 Nov. 2009) --- Engineers work inside NASA's mobile operations facility at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. In the center of the picture is Don Reed, manager of the Orion Flight Test Office at NASA's Johnson Space Center. The facility contains 14 console positions that will be used to monitor and launch the launch abort system Pad Abort-1 flight test. On launch day, this facility will be located at the range control center, about four miles from the launch pad. Photo credit: U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range

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ED09-0229-04 -- The vehicle interface van + View high-resolution
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ED09-0229-04 (17 Aug. 2009) --- The vehicle interface van departed NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center Aug. 17, 2009 for the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. For the Orion launch abort system Pad Abort-1 flight test, it will be the closest electronics interface and connected directly to the vehicle.

ED09-0229-07--- The mobile operations facility + View high-resolution
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ED09-0229-07 (17 Aug. 2009) --- The mobile operations facility departed NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center Aug. 17, 2009 for the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. It contains 14 console positions that will be used to monitor and launch the Orion launch abort system Pad Abort-1 flight test. On launch day, this facility will be located at the range control center, about four miles from the launch pad.

JSC2009-E-245671 --- Engineers + View high-resolution
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JSC2009-E-245671 (18 Nov. 2009) --- Engineers work inside NASA's mobile operations facility at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The facility contains 14 console positions that will be used to monitor and launch the launch abort system Pad Abort-1 flight test. On launch day, this facility will be located at the range control center, about four miles from the launch pad. Photo credit: U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range

JSC2009-E-114998 -- Steel gantry + View high-resolution
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JSC2009-E-114998 (April 2009) --- The steel gantry poised on the Orion launch pad at White Sands Missile Range stands nearly 134 feet tall. It will support a thermal cover surrounding the launch-abort system before the Pad Abort 1 test, as well as structural support for future ascent abort tests. Photo Credit: U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range

JSC2010-E-040282 -- The Orion Abort Flight Test Launch Complex 32E + View high-resolution
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JSC2010-E-040282 (2 Mar. 2010) --- The Orion Abort Flight Test Launch Complex 32E at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) near Las Cruces, N.M. is back-dropped by the Organ mountains. Photo credit: U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range

JSC2010-E-040280 -- The almost fully-assembled launch abort system + View high-resolution
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JSC2010-E-040280 (2 Mar. 2010) --- The almost fully-assembled launch abort system and boilerplate crew module for the Pad Abort-1 (PA-1) flight test are visible in the final integration and test facility during preparations for the test at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The integrated flight test will evaluate the ability of the launch abort system to pull an astronaut crew to safety in the event of an emergency on a launch pad. Photo credit: U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range