Associated Press/Courtesy of NASA, March 10, 2008
A simulated Orion crew module mock-up is being unloaded in a hangar in Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Va. for testing.
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Europe will provide the propulsion and power compartment for NASA's new Orion crew capsule, officials said Wednesday. This so-called service module will be based on Europe's supply ship used for the International Space Station.