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NASA powers up Orion spacecraft - The Galveston County Daily News: Space

September 27, 2016

NASA powers up Orion spacecraft

Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2013 12:00 am

NASA engineers at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida have flipped the Orion spacecraft’s “on” switch for the first time.

Orion’s avionics system, including its management computer and data distribution system, was powered up and successfully tested on the craft last week. 

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