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Orion Space Mission

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  • 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...
  • Asteroids, asteroids will rock you, Queen guitarist warns

    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...
  • 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...
  • Orion launch scrubbed, reset for Friday

    Orion launch scrubbed, reset for Friday
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — NASA plans to try again Friday to launch its next-generation space capsule Orion after a wayward ship, wind gusts and fuel valve problems scrubbed Thursday's launch. The next launch time from Cape Canaveral Air Station was...
  • NASA to try again with Orion launch

    NASA to try again with Orion launch
    KENNEDY SPACE STATION – NASA will once again attempt to launch the next-generation Orion capsule this morning, with liftoff set for 4:05 a.m. PST. There were no weather problems or technical issues as liftoff approached. NASA and its partners...