AP FACT CHECK: Trump overlooks Europe's role in NASA capsule

 


WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the star products of President Donald Trump's Made in America showcase this year, NASA's Orion crew capsule, will ride through space thanks to Europe.

With its four solar-array wings, the European Service Module supplies propulsion, power and the essentials of life for the capsule's space travels and marks a departure for NASA that Trump did not mention at Monday's event celebrating American manufacturing.

"For the first time," the agency says, "NASA will use a European-built system as a critical element to power an American spacecraft." Airbus, Boeing's prime com...



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