Space capsules are generally giant and are extremely difficult to transport from one place to another. But, NASA has its own sets of equipment to carry such massive tablets. Recently, NASA successfully carried its Orion spacecraft on Supper Guppy.
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Super Guppy is a huge plane with a huge belly, used by NASA to carry out such onerous tasks. It can transport such heavy loads to any given place across the country. Recently, the plane carried Orion spacecraft to Ohio fur further testing before its launch.
Orion spacecraft would take astronauts to the deep space and eventually to the moon for exploration in the future. Orion is scheduled to make its first flight as early as in the early 2020s. The spacecraft would attach with NASA’s Space Launch System. The mission will take no crew members with it — the flight scheduled to send Orion spacecraft to the moon for a three-week trip before returning the earth.
Engineers in NASA are preparing the spacecraft Orion, also known as Artemis 1, for future exploration. The capsule is currently going through several tests to measure its efficiency in the space. The Orion spacecraft will be subjected to extreme temperature tests at Plum Brook Station of NASA. The Plum Brook Station is the largest vacuum chamber on the earth. The spacecraft will experience a variety of temperatures ranging from -250 degrees to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. As a result, the spacecraft will expose to a wide range of temperatures before entering outer space. The electronics system of the spacecraft will go through an extreme range of tests to evaluate its performance in extreme climates.
After the completion of these tests, Super Guppy will again take it back to Florida, where it scheduled to launch to outer space. The final date of the launch has not revealed yet, as the spacecraft is going through the developmental stage.