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Orion Space Mission

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  • Asteroids, asteroids will rock you, Queen guitarist warns

    It’s never too early to worry about asteroids wiping out life on Earth. So say the folks who’ve been fretting for decades over just such a scenario -- among them, Queen guitarist-astrophysicist Brian May. They think it’s time all...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • NASA Langley readies for historic Orion space mission

    NASA Langley readies for historic Orion space mission
    Rick Thompson at NASA Langley Research Center has worked for years to help develop the sophisticated Orion crew capsule meant to carry American astronauts back into space from U.S. soil. The crew vehicle is scheduled to launch at last early Thursday...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Five things for Tuesday, Dec. 2

    Five things for Tuesday, Dec. 2
    Here are your stories for Tuesday: news about the theme parks and new rides; Jameis Winston conduct hearing; bears cubs killed; and more. 1. There could be many changes planned for Disney's Hollywood Studios. The park lacks a strong identity and many...