NASA’s Orion spaceship steps forward for the final stage of assembling after finishing the construction on the spacecraft’s capsule structure, Which is designed to carry astronauts to the Moon as a part of NASA’s Orion Exploration Mission-2 (EM-2) that has already reached the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA.
Lockheed Martin technicians welded together as a team over a period of seven months at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans on a structure that features seven large, machined aluminium alloy pieces that form a lightweight, the air-tight capsule will act as a pressure vessel for the EM-2 spacecraft.
Matt Wallo , Lockheed Martin-Michoud Orion Production senior manager said:, “they are all taking extra care with this build and assembly, knowing that this spaceship is going to carry astronauts back on to the Moon for the first time in four decades”, adding to it they also specified EM-2 is specifically designed to safely transport crew members through harsh and demanding environments in deep space and “It’s amazing to think that, one day soon, the crew members will watch the sun rise over the lunar horizon through the windows of this pressure vessel.
He concluded the statement mentioning that, Lockheed Martin is also completing the final assembly of the Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1) of crew module which will be launched of an unmanned Orion spacecraft onboard NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will begin a three-week journey towards and beyond the Moon and then return back to the Earth. Lockheed Martin is also principally engaged in the research, development, manufacture, and integration, in addition to the developments in products and services of advanced technology systems.