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  • Orbital chooses Atlas V rocket for next ISS launch

    Orbital chooses Atlas V rocket for next ISS launch
    Orbital Sciences Corp. will use an Atlas V rocket launching from Cape Canaveral, Fla., to make its next unmanned cargo flight to the International Space Station while it upgrades its troubled Antares booster, company officials said. Dulles-based Orbital...
  • 'CRomnibus' budget a good deal for NASA planetary science, supporters say

    'CRomnibus' budget a good deal for NASA planetary science, supporters say
    The so-called CRomnibus package is up for a vote in Congress this week – and supporters of NASA are cheering it on. If approved in the House and Senate, the federal spending appropriations for the 2015 fiscal year would give the space agency...
  • Technology: 3D printers 'build the impossible' for Hampton Roads scientists

    Technology: 3D printers 'build the impossible' for Hampton Roads scientists
    When the U.S. Army needed a Kiowa helicopter for a raft of tests to hone the aircraft's military performance, it didn't rescue a helo from the scrap heap and repurpose it. Instead, the Army turned to NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, where...
  • After Orion launch, big steps lie ahead for Mars trip, NASA says

    After Orion launch, big steps lie ahead for Mars trip, NASA says
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — If creating the new Orion space capsule or developing a new deep-space rocket are complex and critical breakthroughs, NASA's remaining challenges to send humans to Mars are no less daunting, officials said Tuesday. NASA's...
  • A contest to build high-flying airships? NASA's thinking about it

    A contest to build high-flying airships? NASA's thinking about it
    NASA has put telescopes on mountains and telescopes in space – but what about a telescope on a high-flying blimp? Scientists at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are designing a possible contest that could foster the building of...
  • NASA Langley readies for historic Orion space mission

    NASA Langley readies for historic Orion space mission
    Rick Thompson at NASA Langley Research Center has worked for years to help develop the sophisticated Orion crew capsule meant to carry American astronauts back into space from U.S. soil. The crew vehicle is scheduled to launch at last early Thursday...
  • Rivers, lakes and deltas, oh my! Mars rover probes crater's watery past

    Rivers, lakes and deltas, oh my! Mars rover probes crater's watery past
    Was Mars once a land of lakes, protected by a thick atmosphere? That’s been up for debate as scientists try to determine how wet the now-parched planet once was -- and how long it stayed that way. But NASA’s Curiosity rover has uncovered...
  • Federal budget likes Orion, SLS

    Federal budget likes Orion, SLS
    The NASA portion of the budget bill that Congress is trying to approve this week shows a lot of love for the Orion spacecraft that NASA just launched last week and for the Space Launch System rocket being developed, yet not so much for the space station...
  • Students compete in engineering competition at NASA's JPL

    Students compete in engineering competition at NASA's JPL
    Most people know what a difference a day makes. But anyone who’s ever been to the annual Invention Challenge at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory knows it’s the milliseconds that count. That’s where area students with a penchant...
  • Spaceport repairs from rocket explosion could take a year

    It will take about a year to repair the launch pad damaged when an Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff in October at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) on Wallops Island, state officials said. That's the estimate announced this week by...
  • Heico supplied electronics for NASA's Orion

    Heico supplied electronics for NASA's Orion
    South Florida's Heico Corp. supplied electronics products for NASA's Orion program, which sent a craft into space and recovered it at sea Friday as planned. Heico said its 3D Plus subsidiary supplied "a radiation-hardened and space-qualified 32 gigabyte...