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Orion Space Mission

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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Kennedy Space Center tours go behind the 'gee whiz'

    Kennedy Space Center tours go behind the 'gee whiz'
    TITUSVILLE, Fla. - The Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center is huge and homely and almost 50 years old. It's tall enough to house a 363-foot Saturn V rocket, wide and deep enough to dwarf a space shuttle, cavernous enough for its powerful...
  • Kennedy Space Center: New tour hits Launch Pad 39-A

    Kennedy Space Center: New tour hits Launch Pad 39-A
    For the first time, Kennedy Space Center visitors will have the option of touring Launch Pad 39-A, where most space-shuttle missions and the six Apollo missions to the moon began. Beginning Friday, the Launch Pad Tour will be available after entry to the...
  • Life on Mars time for JPL scientist and his family

    Life on Mars time for JPL scientist and his family
    David Oh's eldest son taped aluminum foil over his windows. His daughter painted a sign warning visitors away from the front door. His wife pulled the phone cord out of the wall and turned the couple's cellphones off. David's time on Earth had come to a...
  • Republicans tell Rubio that Obama is responsible for all that ails NASA

     
    Like so many candidates before him, Republican U.S. Senate frontrunner Marco Rubio today made the mandatory pilgrimage to Florida's Space Coast to learn of the concerns and the frustrations seizing NASA's Kennedy Space Center and local aerospace co...
  • NASA’s manned-space program is ‘adrift’ and its future is on the line

     
    The U.S. Senate commerce committee is holding a hearing this morning to talk about NASA's proposed $19 billion budget and whether the agency a. will get that much money from a deficit-spooked Congress; and b. whether even that amount will be enough to...
  • Space Station back in our evening skies

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Space Cadets! The International Space Station is back in our evening skies, with several viewing opportunities, weather permitting. The first is Sunday evening. Look to the south southwest at 6:42 p.m. as the ISS passes over...
  • Int'l Space Station in flyover tonight

     
    Sky Watchers! (A reader told me she thought "Space Cadets!" was derogatory. What do you think?) The International Space Station will fly up the East Coast this evening under cold, but otherwise ideal conditions for viewing.On this pass the ISS will......
  • NASA to keep ‘Orion’ crew capsule

     
    WASHINGTON — NASA today made official what the space community had anticipated for months: that the agency would keep developing the Orion crew capsule — once part of the now-defunct Constellation moon program — as NASA’s next...