Lucas Encourages Constituents to Visit Museum to View NASA’s Orion Spacecraft

Jan 18, 2012
Press

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas is encouraging constituents from Oklahoma’s Third Congressional District to visit the Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City to view a test version of NASA’s Orion spacecraft January 23-25. Residents who visit the spacecraft will see a full scale test version of the vehicle that will take humans into deep space.

“This is a great opportunity for constituents in the third district to see the test version of NASA’s Orion spacecraft and learn about the next generation of space hardware,” said Lucas. “I hope kids and college students interested in engineering will take advantage of this chance to learn about the incredible innovation of space travel. As a member of the House Committee on Science and Technology, where I serve on the Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee, I have always been a supporter of maintaining the United States’ presence in space and holding a competitive edge against other countries involved in space exploration.”

The test version of NASA’s Orion spacecraft will be traveling from the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and will be making stops in Oklahoma, Texas, and Alabama. The full-scale test vehicle was used by ground crews in advance of the launch abort system flight test that took place in New Mexico in 2010.

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