NASA / Lockheed Martin Showcase Orion

Orion Structural Test Article

Taking the opportunity of the upcoming SpaceX Cots launch to preview coming attractions, NASA and Lockheed Martin gave the space press a chance to take a look at the MPCV (Orion)  Structural Test Article.  Of  particular note was a growing tendency to speak in terms of efficiencies in operations, ranging from large to small.  It would appear that the aerospace giant is at least learning to hit the right talking points, but  it is a long way from designing better work station arrangements for a building a capsule that will fly perhaps three times in the next ten years to becoming a competitive cost provider on what could be a new emerging paradigm.

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