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Orion Space Mission

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  • NASA launches Orion on second try

     
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – Atop the most powerful rocket available, NASA’s next generation space capsule Orion blasted off at 7:05 this morning against the backdrop of a rising sun at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station....
  • Michener's 'Starstruck' exhibit features wonders of the night sky

    Michener's 'Starstruck' exhibit features wonders of the night sky
    Few endeavors embrace the disciplines of both science and art as vividly as astrophotography. While astronomical subjects such as the moon, stars, and of course the sun, have inspired artists for centuries, unprecedented advances in photographic...
  • NASA Langley helps Orion make 'picture perfect' launch, splash-down

    NASA Langley helps Orion make 'picture perfect' launch, splash-down
    America's new Orion crew capsule launched without a hitch Friday morning from Cape Canaveral, Fla., for a successful test flight that NASA says ushers in a new era of manned space exploration. About a dozen die-hards watched the liftoff live on an...
  • Lockheed Martin pleased with Orion launch

    Lockheed Martin pleased with Orion launch
    Engineers and managers at Lockheed Martin, which built the Orion space capsule in Florida, were pleased early Friday with its launch. Only an hour into the flight, Lockheed Martin analyst Mike Howe said crews were capturing and reviewing tons of data....
  • Notes and notables

    Peaceful, with reason The Peninsula did not experience the protests seen elsewhere in the wake of a grand jury's decision to not charge Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown over the summer....
  • Five things for Friday, Dec. 5

    Five things for Friday, Dec. 5
    Here are your stories for Friday: Orion space capsule launches; there's a new Gators coach; meet the voice of the OUC Half Marathon; and more. 1. At 7:05 a.m., right as scheduled, NASA launched the Orion space capsule from the Cape Canaveral Air Force...
  • NASA declares Orion mission a success

    NASA declares Orion mission a success
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — NASA's dream to eventually carry astronauts to Mars got off to a near-flawless start on Friday as the new Orion spacecraft blasted off from Cape Canaveral, flew 3,604 miles into space and splashed down on a "bull's-eye" in the...
  • Orion zooms around planet, drops into the Pacific; recovery underway

    The Orion spacecraft launched Friday morning from Cape Canaveral in Florida and finished its first test flight by falling gently into the Pacific Ocean, supported by a trio of parachutes. The Orion blasted off at 4:05 a.m. PST, circled the globe twice,...
  • Sea level rise threatening Kennedy Space Center

    Sea level rise threatening Kennedy Space Center
    Rising seas and pounding waves driven by climate change are chipping away at the coast near the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, threatening launch pads and future operations, scientists said on Friday. "There's reason to be nervous now because the...
  • 30-Word Rant: 12/6

    30-Word Rant: 12/6
    I am a 61-year-old now-former Republican with pre-existing health conditions. Through the Affordable Care Act, I've just obtained great health insurance. Thank you, President Obama. Regarding ancestors coming through Ellis Island: It was a processing...
  • NASA's Orion spaceship soars with help from Air Products

    NASA's Orion spaceship soars with help from Air Products
    A U.S. spaceship designed to one day fly astronauts to Mars made a near-bullseye splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on Friday, wrapping up a flawless, unmanned debut test flight around Earth. The Orion capsule blasted off aboard a Delta 4 Heavy rocket, the...