KSC Director Robert Cabana Briefs the Media on Orion Progress

Kennedy Space Center Robert Cabana led a group of NASA representatives to brief the media on the progress of the Orion spacecraft. Orion could take astronauts on a sample collection mission to an asteroid as early as 2021.

The event marked three years since President Obama set his vision for space exploration, including the goal of sending humans to an asteroid by 2025. Speakers included Dan Dumbacher, deputy associate administrator for Exploration Systems Development; Mark Geyer, Orion Program manager; Keith Hefner, Space Launch System Program planning and control manager; and Scott Colloredo, chief architect for the Ground Systems Development and Operations Program. They discussed progress made on final assembly and integration of Orion for its uncrewed Exploration Flight Test-1 in 2014.

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