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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • How NASA practiced pulling Orion from sea

    How NASA practiced pulling Orion from sea
    You have built a multibillion-dollar spaceship that will one day take humans to asteroids and Mars. You have big plans to send it up 3,600 miles into orbit, or about 15 times farther than the International Space Station. Now comes the hard part:...
  • 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....