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Orion Space Mission

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  • Retiring astronaut 'in awe' of future space missions

    Retiring astronaut 'in awe' of future space missions
    Today's NASA astronauts may not have many of the adventures that Floridian Nicole Stott encountered when she became an astronaut in 2000.
  • NASA Langley begins work with Orion heat shield

    NASA Langley begins work with Orion heat shield
    The heat shield from the Orion crew capsule is stripped down, bolted tight and ready for engineers at NASA Langley Research Center to play with. It's the kind of play that can be both personal and professional. "It's a privilege to see something that'...

    Orion's heat shield returning for tests at NASA Langley after historic maiden flight

    Orion's heat shield returning for tests at NASA Langley after historic maiden flight
    The heat shield for the Orion space capsule is making a return trip to NASA Langley Research Center — this time for splash-down tests after its successful maiden flight in December. Officials at the Hampton center say the heat shield could...

    Next wave of Space Coast rockets will pack more power

    New, bigger, bolder and more advanced rockets — most built by private companies — are coming to a space port near you. This next generation of boosters is key to transforming the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station...

    Innovations Fuel Mars mission

    With the launch of the Orion spacecraft on its first flight in December, NASA took a giant step toward the future of human space exploration. NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton contributed critical elements to the mission, including a launch...