(KVOA) A replica of the Orion crew module stopped in Tucson, Arizona on its way to San Diego Thursday.
The Orion is NASA's next spacecraft which is replacing the retired shuttle program.
Barbara Zelon is the Orion Communications Manager and talked to about a dozen enthusiastic people who waited for the truck.
"It satisfies human curiosity," she said. "It satisfies our need for knowledge. We go out and find more about our earth, more about beyond earth."
The model in Tucson is for water experiments. NASA will use it to test recovery methods with the United States Navy in the Pacific Ocean.
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