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Fezman92
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posted 02-25-2012 11:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fezman92   Click Here to Email Fezman92     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know I am thinking very ahead in the future but what will come of all of the Orion boilerplates?

I know that the one they used for the splash tests is right now on tour and it may be in DC at the end of April/ early May. During the tour you can sign it which I plan to do.

SpaceKSCBlog
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posted 03-11-2012 06:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceKSCBlog   Click Here to Email SpaceKSCBlog     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Right now it's in the KSC Visitor Complex Rocket Garden. I shot this photo today.

Jay Chladek
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posted 03-11-2012 11:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Judging by the weather, it appears to still be doing splash tests.

SpaceKSCBlog
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posted 03-12-2012 07:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceKSCBlog   Click Here to Email SpaceKSCBlog     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You'll notice the hatch missing on the side, so it would not survive the splash test today.

The nice thing about having a Commander's Club card is you can come and go as often as you want, regardless of weather. Living five miles away helps too.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-12-2012 09:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That particular Orion was not used for splash tests. It was the fit-check mockup for the Pad Abort-1 test built in 2008 at Langley Research Center.

It was recently moved from the White Sands Missile Range to Kennedy Space Center by way of three public appearance stops.

SpaceKSCBlog
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posted 03-12-2012 03:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceKSCBlog   Click Here to Email SpaceKSCBlog     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the correction. You ask five people out here, you get five different answers.

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