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The Orion spacecraft makes its way to Plum Brook Station in Sandusky

NASA Orion Spacecraft
Posted at 6:59 AM, Nov 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 08:31:38-05

The Orion spacecraft—an exploration vehicle that will land the first woman on the moon by 2024— is leaving Mansfield on Tuesday and making the journey to Plum Brook Station in Sandusky.

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ODOT and power crews have spent four years planing the trip to Plum Brook, replacing utility poles and mapping the route. Because the spacecraft can only move at 25 miles per hour, it's expected to take six hours traveling the 43 miles north to Sandusky.

NASA said the Orion will spend four months at the Plum Brook Station in Sandusky while it undergoes tests.

The Orion coming out of the Super Guppy on Monday.
The Orion coming out of the Super Guppy on Monday.

The Orion is the largest and heaviest aircraft to have ever flown inside the Super Guppy. NASA said the Orion will spend four months at the Plum Brook Station in Sandusky while it undergoes tests.

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NASA unloads the Orion from the Super Guppy.

On Monday, crews opened the Super Guppy to unload the Orion spacecraft onto a 135-foot-long truck to take it to the Plum Brook Station in Sandusky.

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