Began this morning with a coyote encounter in the parking lot at work (nice doggie…)
After landing in Florida, we started post landing operations securing the equipment prepped for landing at the Mate Demate Facility (MDD).
We finished up,
then I roamed around the hangar until it was time to leave. The hangar holds some of the vehicles and the tailcone assembly that is put onto the orbiter to cover the engines during ferry flight,
and in the back of the hangar, a mockup is being built of the Orion capsule. It will be used to do drop tests and check the interfaces with ground support equipment before the flight version of the test capsule shows up for launch abort flight testing– actually separating the capsule in flight from the rest of the vehicle to verify the launch abort system.
Leaving tomorrow early from LAX. Looking forward to getting home.