The outfitting of the first Orion capsule, scheduled to take seventeen months, has begun.


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The outfitting of the first Orion capsule, scheduled to take seventeen months, has begun.

The article also notes that about 400 Lockheed Martin employees will participate in this work.

I might very well be wrong, but this seems to be a very long time and a very large workforce for “turning what is a shell of a structure into a real spaceship.” I wonder if the work is being stretched out, partly to delay its completion to better match up with the long timeline of the heavy lift rocket, and partly to keep these jobs alive and feed the pork to some congressional districts.

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  • Patrick

    Like I have been saying for years. Its just an employment agency.

    I can take a junk yard 50’s era car and totally strip it down and rebuild it ALONE in 8 months without breaking a sweat. Without plans and prints.

    Why does it take them 400 guys and two years to put together pre-made parts into a pre-made body? Its not like they are hand forming the doors and seats or blowing the glass for the windows.

  • wade

    i said somewhere in past posts….these birds were never meant to Fly. these recent displayed “avenues of funding” are merely multi-vaned conduits of funneled tax dollars for the devices that they really seek. or have already attained, a mere “cover story” and “song n dance” to hide the real design efforts.

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