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Orion Space Mission

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  • Five things for Thursday, Nov. 6

    Five things for Thursday, Nov. 6
    Five things for you today in Central Florida: introducing the Orlando Sentinel's new publisher; Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has its grand opening; giant shower curtain in Altamonte; and more. 1. The Orlando Sentinel has a new publisher:...
  • After Orion launch, big steps lie ahead for Mars trip, NASA says

    After Orion launch, big steps lie ahead for Mars trip, NASA says
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — If creating the new Orion space capsule or developing a new deep-space rocket are complex and critical breakthroughs, NASA's remaining challenges to send humans to Mars are no less daunting, officials said Tuesday. NASA's...
  • NASA set to launch Orion spacecraft, paving way for human Mars visit

    NASA set to launch Orion spacecraft, paving way for human Mars visit
    NASA is preparing for the maiden launch this week of its new Orion spacecraft, which could help jump-start America's return to human exploration of space, including a journey to Mars. This unmanned mission is relatively simple, less than five hours long...
  • Technology: 3D printers 'build the impossible' for Hampton Roads scientists

    Technology: 3D printers 'build the impossible' for Hampton Roads scientists
    When the U.S. Army needed a Kiowa helicopter for a raft of tests to hone the aircraft's military performance, it didn't rescue a helo from the scrap heap and repurpose it. Instead, the Army turned to NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, where...
  • Made in Florida: Orion is a first for Kennedy production

    Made in Florida: Orion is a first for Kennedy production
    The Orion space capsule that is prepped for launch Thursday morning is a unique first in many ways for Kennedy Space Center, and for Florida. It’s the first real launch test for a new generation of manned space vehicles. It’s the heaviest...
  • Orion: Making the case for NASA-led deep space trips

    At Kennedy Space Center on Thursday morning, 30,000 visitors were reportedly standing by as the test launch of the Orion space capsule neared at 7:05 a.m. The launch is a big event in NASA’s quest to eventually land men on Mars, somewhere around...
  • NASA poised to launch Orion spacecraft

    NASA poised to launch Orion spacecraft
    Atop the most powerful rocket available, NASA's next-generation space capsule Orion is scheduled to launch this morning from Cape Canaveral Air Station. The planned 4:05 a.m. PST blast-off was delayed first because of a boat in a restricted area that...
  • NASA poised to launch space capsule Orion

    NASA poised to launch space capsule Orion
    Atop the most powerful rocket available, NASA's next-generation space capsule Orion is scheduled to launch this morning from Cape Canaveral Air Station. The planned 4:05 a.m. PST blast-off was delayed first because of a boat in a restricted area that...
  • Orion launch reset for Friday due to wind, other issues

    Orion launch reset for Friday due to wind, other issues
    The launch of the Orion capsule from Kennedy Space Center was delayed several times Thursday morning and finally reset for another attempt on Friday. Twice the countdown was aborted due to wind gusts just above the limit NASA had set, and once a boat...
  • Orion launch rescheduled for Friday due to wind, technical glitches

    Orion launch rescheduled for Friday due to wind, technical glitches
    NASA will attempt to launch its space capsule Orion for a second time Friday after high winds and a fuel valve malfunction forced the space agency to scrap Thursday morning's launch. Engineers will try again to launch the unmanned spacecraft from the...
  • Hampton crowd at Virginia Air & Space Center witnesses Orion's failure to launch

    Hampton crowd at Virginia Air & Space Center witnesses Orion's failure to launch
    After 2 1/2 hours of fitful attempts to get a Delta IV rocket off the ground at Cape Canaveral, Fla., NASA finally scrubbed Thursday's test launch of its new Orion crew capsule, foiled by an errant boater, wind gusts and sticky rocket valves. In the...