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WASHINGTON, November 13, 2018 / PRNewswire / – NASA hosted an event at its Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 9:00 AM EST Friday November 16th to celebrate the arrival of the European Service Module for the Agency's Orion Spacecraft. NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine will preside over the event, which will live on NASA Television and the Agency's website.

Provided by ESA (European Space Agency) and built by ESA contractor Airbus Space, the service module will provide power, air and water to Orion Spacecraft on behalf of expanding human existence to the moon and beyond.

Speaking at the event are:

Janet Petro, Deputy Chief of KennedyBill Hill, Deputy Associated Administrator of Exploration Systems DevelopmentSue Motil, Orion European Service Module Integration Manager at NASA's Glenn Research CenterMark Kirasich, Orion Program Manager at the Agency's Johnson Space CenterPhillippe Deloo, European Service Module Program Manager at ESAJan Wörner, ESA General

The service module departed Bremen, Germany, Monday, November 5th and arrived at Kennedy the following day. A team at Kennedy will carry out final equipment, integration and testing of service and crew modules and other parts of Orion, in preparation for its first mission, an untested test flight.

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