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NASA's beyond earth orbit exploration vehicle
NASA's beyond earth orbit exploration vehicle

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We’re going to study the possibility of flying crew on the first flight of the our Space Launch System rocket with the Orion spacecraft on top: http://go.nasa.gov/2lkL01W
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Solar arrays, space food, international partners, and more in our November 2016 monthly highlights: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/orion_monthly_newsletter_11-2016.pdf
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Congratulations to the ESA, Airbus Defence and Space, and NASA Service Module team for successfully completing the second solar panel deployment test at NASA Glenn Research Center's Plum Brook Station Space Power Facility.
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When the first humans go on a #JourneyToMars the food they bring with them needs to not weigh much, but has to pack a ton of nutrition...plus, they have to taste good! Our food scientists are working to develop a variety of food bars that astronauts can eat for breakfast during their spaceflight missions. Take a look: http://go.nasa.gov/2fPbh61

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The crew module adapter, which connects Orion's crew module with European Space Agency service module is lifted at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. http://blogs.nasa.gov/kennedy/?linkId=17242668
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Moonrise over the Space Power Facility at NASA Glenn Research Center Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio, where we're testing Orion's service module built by ESA and Airbus Defence and Space.
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Happy Birthday U.S. Navy! Navy Diver Beau Lontine and the Mobile Diving Salvage Company visited Neutral Buoyancy Lab in Houston to practice recovering the Orion spacecraft after it returns from our next flight in 2018. #HappyBirthdayNavy #JourneyToMars

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Happy 241st Birthday to the U.S. Navy! Thank you for supporting Orion recovery efforts as we return crews from the #JourneyToMars!
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US Navy divers train in Houston, Grace Potter NASA video, Heat Shield progress & more in our September newsletter: http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/orion_monthly_newsletter_9-2016.pdf
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