NASA working towards the future of human space flight

by Joe on Jun. 12th, 2011

MPCV GTA
MPCV GTACourtesy Lockheed Martin/NASA
Work on the heat shield and thermal protection backshell of the new Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) ground test article, or GTA, was completed recently in preparation for environmental testing. This image is of the MPCV at the Lockheed Martin Vertical Test Facility in Colorado. The MPCV will undergo rigorous testing to confirm its ability to safely fly astronauts through all the harsh environments of deep space exploration missions.

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