|July 11, 2019|
Heat Shield for First Artemis Mission with Astronauts Arrives at Kennedy
The large piece of flight hardware arrived fr om Lockheed Martin’s manufacturing facility near Denver aboard the NASA Super Guppy aircraft on July 9 and was transported to the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout facility high bay wh ere work will take place on July 10. Currently, the heat shield is a base titanium truss structure or skeleton. Over the next several months, technicians will apply Avcoat, an ablative material that will provide the thermal protection.
Photo credit: NASA/Glenn Benson
Last Updated: July 11, 2019
Editor: Linda Herridge