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Artemis Testing at Plum Brook Station

Orion spacecraft is being loaded into the heat flux system at the Space Environments Complex at NASA's Plum Brook Station.

In 2019, the Orion spacecraft for Artemis I is headed to Ohio, where a team of engineers and technicians stand ready to test it under extreme simulated in-space conditions at the world’s premier space environments test facility. The Space Environments Complex (SEC) at NASA’s Plum Brook Station is one of the first steps on the Artemis missions’ path that will send the first woman and the next man to the lunar surface by 2024.

NASA Glenn has been conducting critical testing in SEC since 2015 to prepare for Artemis I— the first test flight of NASA’s Space Launch System rocket with the Orion spacecraft, targeted for 2020.

Artemis Testing at Plum Brook Station: Resources and Media

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