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Good Vibrations: Orion Crew Module Undergoes Testing

Orion service module
On April 29 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Orion’s service module moved to the lift station inside the assembly bay.

The Orion crew module for Exploration Mission-1 was blasted with 141 decibels of extreme vibrations during acoustics testing at the Kennedy Space Center, simulating what the vehicle will experience in space. Spacecraft response and sound pressure data were collected with microphones, strain gauges and accelerometers. Orion is the spacecraft that will take astronauts on missions to deep space and will help enable astronauts to set foot on the Moon by 2024.

Image Credit: Radislav Sinyak