NASA workers and others unloaded the Orion space capsule from its massive Aero Spacelines Super Guppy on Monday morning at Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport. The spacecraft will spend Monday evening in a hanger before beginning the expected six-hour trip to NASA's Plum Brook Station in Sandusky. According to the NASA website, the spacecraft will undergo  thermal vacuum and electromagnetic interference and compatibility testing. In this unique facility, which houses the world’s largest space simulation chamber, Orion will be put through extensive testing to ensure it can survive and operate in the harsh environment of deep space.

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