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NASA Makes Orion’s First Launch a Social Event

9 Dec 2014, 21:17 UTC
NASA Makes Orion’s First Launch a Social Event
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“It’s gonna be a BFD,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden last week during a live broadcast on NASA TV, regarding the then-imminent launch of the Orion spacecraft. And it certainly was a “BFD” – to NASA and its partners, to the nation, and especially to the 150 participants of the EFT-1 NASA Social who were seated […]

The attendees of the EFT-1 NASA Social in front of Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral AFS (NASA)
“It’s gonna be a BFD,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden last week during a live broadcast on NASA TV, regarding the then-imminent launch of the Orion spacecraft. And it certainly was a “BFD” – to NASA and its partners, to the nation, and especially to the 150 participants of the EFT-1 NASA Social who were seated around the Administrator in a packed conference room inside Kennedy Space Center’s Operations Support Building II, located just a few hundred yards from its enormous and iconic VAB. If you read my earlier posts you already know that I was lucky enough to be a part of this group, and once again NASA created an incredibly memorable event for its space fan guests – which included me!
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