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Orion Core Stage & Booster Offload, Move to HIF

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Orion Core Stage & Booster Offload, Move to HIF

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The core booster for the United Launch Alliance Delta IV heavy for NASA’s upcoming Exploration Flight Test-1, or EFT-1, mission with the Orion spacecraft, was transported to the Horizontal Integration Facility, or HIF, at Space Launch Complex 37 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The core booster and starboard booster arrived by barge at the U.S. Army Outpost wharf at Port Canaveral. The port booster and the upper stage are planned to be shipped to Cape Canaveral in April. At the HIF, all three boosters will be processed and checked out before being moved to the nearby launch pad and hoisted into position. During the EFT-1 mission, Orion will travel farther into space than any human spacecraft has gone in more than 40 years. The data gathered during the flight will influence design decisions, validate existing computer models and innovative new approaches to space systems development, as well as reduce overall mission risks and costs for later Orion flights. Liftoff of Orion on EFT-1 is planned for fall 2014. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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HIF, CX-37, Cape Canaveral Air F, FL
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