Orion spacecraft with European Service Module arriving 25 November 2019 on the Super Guppy aircraft, wrapped in a protective transportation cover. The spacecraft was removed from the aircraft and loaded onto a large flatbed trailer to be transported to NASA’s Plum Brook Station for testing.
The Orion crew and service module stack for Artemis I was lifted out of the Final Assembly and Test cell on 11 November.
A team of engineers and technicians from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean will now put the spacecraft through elements of extremes it will withstand during its uncrewed maiden flight around the Moon. They will work 24 hours a day, seven days a week to complete the intensive test programme on time.