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Orion Space Mission

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  • NASA finalizes contract to build the most powerful rocket ever

    NASA finalizes contract to build the most powerful rocket ever
    NASA has reached a milestone in its development of the Space Launch System, or SLS, which is set to be the most powerful rocket ever and may one day take astronauts to Mars.  After completing a critical design review, Boeing Co. has finalized a $2.8-...
  • NASA approves rocket for deep-space travel

    NASA gave the go-ahead to start full production on the most powerful rocket ever. The rocket, known as Space Launch System, is set to blast beyond low-Earth orbit this decade to explore the deep reaches of space, including near-Earth asteroids, the moon...
  • Mars or bust, says new report on NASA human space exploration

    Mars or bust, says new report on NASA human space exploration
    If NASA is to make great strides in its human spaceflight program, it needs to go big or go home -- and get to the Martian surface, says a new congressionally mandated report. But the 285-page report from the National Research Council goes on to say the...
  • $17.9-billion funding plan for NASA would boost planetary science

    $17.9-billion funding plan for NASA would boost planetary science
    The House Appropriations Committee recommended $17.9 billion in funding for NASA on Thursday, significantly boosting planetary science programs at Jet Propulsion Laboratories in La Canada Flintridge and continuing operation of a Palmdale-based flying...
  • Wallops triple launch gets rained out

    Wallops triple launch gets rained out
    That triple-launch out of Wallops was rained out - the new launch date is the wee hours Wednesday. NASA Wallops Flight Facility plans to launch three Terrier-Orion suborbital rockets for the Department of Defense between 1 adn 5 a.m., all within 20...
  • NASA selects SpaceX to take over historic launchpad

    NASA selects SpaceX to take over historic launchpad
    Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX is a step closer to taking over NASA’s most historic launchpad, where the mighty Saturn V rocket made its moonshot and where the first space shuttle rumbled to life. The space agency confirmed Friday that it has...
  • 10 years after Columbia disaster, reflections on lessons learned, remaining risks

    10 years after Columbia disaster, reflections on lessons learned, remaining risks
    WASHINGTON — Space shuttle landings were supposed to be routine. And until Feb. 1, 2003, they were — at least to most Americans. Much like the 1986 Challenger disaster, that expectation of normalcy was a big reason why Columbia's...
  • New NASA rocket faces delays

    WASHINGTON — The debut launch of NASA's next big rocket — now slated for 2017 — likely will be delayed a year or two because the agency simply does not have the money to finish the rocket and its accompanying crew capsule on time, a...
  • New view of Horsehead Nebula: Ethereal wisps of gas and space dust

    New view of Horsehead Nebula: Ethereal wisps of gas and space dust
    Giant wispy clouds of gas and space dust rise to heights of 5-light years "tall" in this new image of the Horsehead Nebula that comes to us courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope. The Horsehead Nebula is 1,300 light years away from Earth in the...
  • 'Cosmic Wonder': New Adler show goes deep into universe

    'Cosmic Wonder': New Adler show goes deep into universe
    I've seen three shows now in Adler Planetarium's still new, still state-of-the-art central domed theater, and I remain amazed at the quality of the celestial imagery and at the precision with which it is projected up on the dome. Journeys into distant...
  • NASA's telescopes capture heart of Orion nebula

    NASA's telescopes capture heart of Orion nebula
    NASA telescopes capture vibrant images from deep in the heart of the Orion nebula. The complex interplay of interstellar dust and stars is viewed through an airborne observatory called SOFIA, or the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy,...