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Orion's master computer is faster than other space vehicles.
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Computing power, I'm sure. How does it stack up to the Dragon v2?
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G is for Guppy, the “flying fish” in the sky. See how it can swallow up a spacecraft, or a whale, in one big gulp!

The Super Guppy is a special airplane capable of transporting up to 26 tons in its cargo compartment measuring 25 feet tall, 25 feet wide, and 111 feet long.

The Guppy transported Orion’s heat shield from the Boston area to Kennedy Space Center. In order to prevent the heat shield from cracking, it was shipped in a climate controlled container.

The world’s largest whale, the blue whale, would fit inside the Super Guppy!
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As a child, I would look up at the sky and wonder how it was possible to send humans to space. Now, I have the chance to live out my dream as I work on the Orion Spacecraft that will send astronauts to explore new planets. 

My job as the lead of the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) quality engineering team gives me the ability to interact with everyone working to ensure Orion’s success. I support all phases of the spacecraft from manufacturing, assembly, integration, test, through ground operations, launch and recovery. In my unit, I lead a team of four quality engineers and 10 inspectors who have been involved in Orion’s production from the very beginning. 

Of course, the coolest part of my job is building a human spacecraft side-by-side with the astronauts who will fly it. Every day I work with the best and brightest engineers, inspectors, technicians, designers and planners to transfer an idea in to a technological reality. 

When I first arrived on the Orion program, the Operation and Checkout building was an empty skeleton. I have been here from the start and brought the program from a dusty room to the world’s most advanced spacecraft assembly operation. Looking back, it was a huge amount of work, but it set the stage for the achievements we are making now and in the future.

In my seven years of spacecraft experience and 14 years of test experience, I am most proud of my current work on Orion. As we transport humans from Earth into the solar system, I can think of no greater challenge. 

I advise inspiring engineers to never give up! Although bumps may happen along the way, if you keep pushing forward, you can make your career goals a reality. 
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Thank you, may your work there bring peace everywhere 
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F is for Frangible & Fairings: key components of Orion’s separation events.

Frangible joints are breakable joints used to connect the spacecraft’s protective panels, called fairings, to the rocket. A structure is frangible if it breaks, distorts or yields on impact to minimize any hazard to the vehicle. The fairings protect the spacecraft from the changing pressures, temperatures and vibrations of the atmosphere surrounding the rocket during ascent. During ascent, about seven minutes into flight, the Orion spacecraft and launch vehicle will reach 135 miles in altitude. At this point, pyrotechnics will be used to break the frangible joints and separate the fairings, exposing the spacecraft to space.
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What will NASA astronauts wear when exploring an Asteroid?
The two astronauts who land their Orion capsule on an asteroid yet to be chosen will wear the Asteroid Redirect Crewed Mission Suit whose technology has its origins in the U2 spy plane missions
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The former director of NASA's Ames Research Center predicts that human beings will change in ways that both enable and react to space exploration.
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How big is Orion?
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We +NASA Ames Research Center  are making deep space exploration possible. #ImOnBoard +NASA Orion Flight Test.
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Build a spaceship in your kid's bedroom:
I built a spaceship for my four-year-old's room. It has a control panel full of interesting displays and whiz-bang space sounds. A joystick controls lights and sounds for the engine and thrusters. ...
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Orion parachute test on This Week @NASA 
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NASA completed the most complex and flight-like test of the parachute system for the agency's Orion spacecraft on Wednesday.
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NASA's beyond earth orbit exploration vehicle
Introduction
The Orion spacecraft will serve as the exploration vehicle that will carry the crew to space, provide emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during the space travel, and provide safe re-entry from deep space return velocities.
  • Spacecraft to serve as the primary crew vehicle for missions beyond LEO
  • Capable of conducting regular in-space operations (rendezvous, docking, extravehicular activity) in conjunction with payloads delivered by the Space Launch System (SLS) for missions beyond LEO
  • Capability to be a backup system for International Space Station cargo and crew delivery