Lockheed Martin: June 2014 Archives

Following the completion of the heat shield installation, Lockheed Martin has stacked the Orion crew module atop of the service module. The stacking took place inside the Final Assembly and System Test (FAST) cell inside the Operations and Checkout facility at Kennedy Space Center.

Debris from space collisions. Spent rocket stages. Dead satellites. Numbered in the tens of thousands, these and other fast-moving "space junk" orbiting the earth can be lethal to spacecraft and satellites in their path.