SANDUSKY, Ohio — We're getting a true first look tonight at the Orion space capsule, finally out of its protective covering.

NASA released the images on social media ahead of the capsule's testing phase at Plum Brook in Sandusky. 

Over the course of four months, it will be tested in simulations mimicking conditions it will feel in space and through takeoff.

NASA also announced Monday plans to open an Aerospace Communications Facility at the Glenn Research Center.

The new 54,000 square foot building will house approximately 25 research and development laboratories.

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