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Orion Space Mission

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  • A look at NASA's Orion P3 airplane

     
    We told you yesterday that NASA postponed their plans to send low-flying aircraft over the Baltimore-Washington area to measure air pollution levels so they can raise more awareness of the project. They held a media day today, and videographer Leann......
  • NASA administrator Bolden defends future manned space flight plans

     
    In a speech delivered Friday before the National Press Club in Washington D.C., NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden declared that American leadership in space will continue. Bolden, at right in a NASA photo by Bill Ingalls, chastised nay-sayers who claim...
  • Low-level NASA flights today

     
    NASA officials say they expect to be flying their P-3B Orion over Central Maryland today (Tuesday), part of their July air-pollution sampling campaign. The notice says the four-engine turbo-prop will be in the skies over the Baltimore-Washington region...
  • As Atlantis awaits launch, NASA, companies push ‘What’s next?’

     
    With hundreds of space journalists crowding Kennedy Space Center Press Site getting ready to cover the launch of the final space shuttle, Atlantis, NASA and several private companies are lining up to show off what's next. – Thursday morning, NASA...
  • Apollo astronauts take aim at White House

     
    WASHINGTON — NASA’s decision this month to move forward with a big new rocket hasn’t stopped criticism of the White House from some corners of the space community, including Apollo luminaries Neil Armstrong and Gene Cernan who spoke...
  • NASA adds Orion test flight

     
    WASHINGTON  — NASA today announced plans to add an unmanned test flight in 2014 to the development of its Orion crew capsule; a move that could bring some action to Florida a little earlier than expected. Agency officials hope to blast the Orion...
  • Kennedy Space Center: 50th anniversary activities set for Sunday

     
    Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will mark the 50th anniversary of KSC with special space-exploration programming on Sunday, July 1. At 2 p.m.: A panel discussion called “Kennedy Space Center: Past, Present and Future” will include Carol...
  • Kennedy Space Center: New tour hits Launch Pad 39-A

     
    For the first time, Kennedy Space Center visitors will have the option of touring Launch Pad 39-A, where most space-shuttle missions and the six Apollo missions to the moon began. Beginning Friday, the Launch Pad Tour will be available after entry to...
  • Space-bound Orion capsule arrives at Kennedy Space Center

     
    More than 450 guests at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida welcomed the arrival of the agency's first space-bound Orion spacecraft Monday, marking a major milestone in the construction of the vehicle that will carry astronauts farther into space...
  • NASA test fires new Ares rocket and ignites more space debate

     
    EDITOR'S NOTE: Updates with comments by Rep. Ralph Hall of Texas. RB NASA and contractor ATK on Tuesday successfully fired a 154-foot-long, five-segment solid rocket booster designed to launch the Constellation program's Ares I rocket. The test firing...
  • NASA flights could startle Maryland drivers

    NASA flights could startle Maryland drivers
    If you're easily startled by big, low-flying airplanes, you'll need to get a good grip on the steering wheel Monday. NASA will be starting a monthlong campaign of air pollution sampling, using a four-engine turboprop P-3B Orion to skim 1,000 feet over...