The Orion spacecraft for Artemis 1, which is being carried by NASA’s Super Guppy aircraft, safely landed at Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport in Ohio yesterday.
The general public was invited to look at the cool space technology and learn about NASA’s Artemis program, which strives to place the first woman and the next man on the moon by 2024, Fox 8 Cleveland reported.
Not your ordinary big fish story: NASA’s Super Guppy delivers Orion spacecraft to Ohio for testing at Plum Brook Station in advance of Artemis I mission. pic.twitter.com/dPCGBfo5GI
— Orion Spacecraft (@NASA_Orion) November 25, 2019
— NASA Glenn Research (@NASAglenn) November 24, 2019
This new video is posted by NASA shows the fish-like plane arriving at the airport. Conditions were fair yesterday and the aircraft made a fine landing on the runway.
This isn’t the last stop for the Orion spacecraft: According to a Facebook post from NASA’s Glenn Research Center, it’s going to NASA’s Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio, to finish up additional testing.
“The spacecraft is headed to NASA’s Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio for the final stretch of major testing before integration with the Space Launch System rocket for the Artemis I launch,” NASA’s Glenn Research Center wrote in a post. “Orion will undergo thermal and electromagnetic testing in our Space Environments Complex.”
For more updates on the Orion spacecraft and Artemis 1 mission, check out NASA’s website.