Technicians recently completed the construction of a light capsule, which should deliver astronauts back to the moon. The ship is part of the NASA Orion reconnaissance mission (EM-2). Its main goal is to deliver in the 2020s. crew missions to the moon. The EM-2 will be Orion’s second test flight on the Space Launch System American super-heavy rocket and the first crew test flight.
In a recent statement, representatives of the corporation Lockheed Martin said that engineers have already welded 7 large aluminum parts in the past 7 months to create a capsule.
Lockheed Martin engineers completed the construction of the first Orion capsule structure at the New Orleans assembly complex. The purpose of the mission is to transport the human crew beyond the limits of the Earth orbit Lockheed Martin has historically had great advantages in the aerospace industry, from the early years of transcontinental flights to modern satellites and spacecraft. They also produce weapons, and most of the business concerns the US Department of Defense.
On August 24, the EM-2 capsule arrived at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral (Florida). Representatives of Lockheed Martin reported that the vehicle traveled overland from New Orleans. Now the capsule is located in the building of the Space Center. Kennedy. Here the mission will reach the final stage of assembly.