Technicians with Lockheed Martin, NASA’s prime contractor for Orion, have finished welding together three cone panels that make up a section of the Orion crew module that will fly beyond the moon on Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1).
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At NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, engineers used large tooling structures to help them weld together Orion’s cone panels using a process called friction-stir welding.
Visitors inspect Orion’s finished crew module cone welds at MAF family day in New Orleans.
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