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Orion Space Mission

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  • Orion a step closer to deep space; NASA practices pulling it from sea

    Orion a step closer to deep space; NASA practices pulling it from sea
    You have built a multibillion-dollar spaceship that will one day take humans to asteroids and Mars. You have big plans to send it up 3,600 miles into orbit, or about 15 times farther than the International Space Station. Now comes the hard part:...
  • NASA's Mars rocket gets closer to the real world

    NASA's Mars rocket gets closer to the real world
    NASA has finalized its $2.8 billion deal with Boeing to build the biggest rocket ever. Boeing is contracted to develop the 200-foot-tall first stage and avionics systems of the gigantic Space Launch System, or SLS. NASA and Boeing also reached a...
  • 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...
  • Soaring entertainment at the Lehigh Valley AirShow

    At times during air-show performances, the four aircraft in the Black Diamond Jet Team are so close together that they look like they could touch wings. While that proximity might give air traffic controllers nightmares, such precision flying promises...
  • Kennedy Space Center's quiet rebirth slowly taking shape

    Kennedy Space Center's quiet rebirth slowly taking shape
    Kennedy Space Center is relatively quiet these days, but there’s a rebirth taking shape in the historic buildings and grounds. On a recent tour, I was able to see ongoing work to retool large areas of the complex for a new era of space flight. I...
  • 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...
  • $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...
  • 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...