NASA shows off first Orion capsule at KSC

NASA officials, project management and dignitaries welcomed the first space-bound Orion space capsule to the Kennedy Space Center in a ceremony at the Operations & Checkout Building where final assembly and testing on the craft will be performed. This Orion will be sent into orbit unmanned in 2014 atop a United Launch Alliance Delta 4-Heavy rocket for a shakedown cruise.

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KSC Center Director Bob Cabana

NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver

Sen. Bill Nelson

Lockheed Martin's John Karas

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