‘Stepping into the solar system’: NASA prepares Orion human spacecraft for liftoff
NASA’s most-advanced spacecraft designed to take humans farther into space than ever before has made it to its fueling depot as its first deep-sea test flight nears. After fueling, the multipurpose Orion capsule will be one step closer to its liftoff.
"This is our step to the future, the exploration of establishing a presence in the solar system," said Robert Cabana, a former space shuttle commander and now Kennedy Space Center director, as quoted by the Associated Press. Cabana was speaking as the center’s staff gathered to see Orion docking at a 36-wheel platform - its fueling depot.