45th SW receives EFT-1 Award from NASA
By 45th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published June 25, 2015
PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Col. Shawn Fairhurst, 45th Space Wing vice commander, received a certificate of appreciation for launch and range support during the Orion Exploration Flight Test 1 from Don Reed, a representative of NASA's Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle Program and Flight Test Management office, June 24 at Patrick AFB.
The Orion spacecraft, built by Lockheed Martin, will serve as the exploration vehicle that will carry a crew to space, provide emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during space travel, and provide safe re-entry from deep space return velocities, according to NASA.