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Orion Space Mission

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  • 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...
  • Blast your name into space aboard NASA's Orion spacecraft

    Blast your name into space aboard NASA's Orion spacecraft
    Blast off into deep space on NASA's Orion first test flight in December. You can hitch a ride, or at least your name can, aboard NASA's new Mars-bound spacecraft, set for liftoff from Cape Canaveral on Dec. 4. Sign up to have your name uploaded to the...
  • I've signed up to send my name on Orion's first flight. Have you?

    I've signed up to send my name on Orion's first flight. Have you?
    Face it. You're never going to Mars. But you can send your name. On a thumbnail-sized microchip. Along with more than a million other names. No, it's not the same, but it's a way of staking a claim to a teeny, tiny place in space history. "We did...
  • NASA readies Orion for 'first step to Mars'

    NASA readies Orion for 'first step to Mars'
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — NASA is preparing to launch its next-generation, deep-space capsule Orion next month on its first spaceflight, a mission that a NASA administrator Thursday called "our first step in our journey to Mars." At a briefing,...
  • 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:...
  • Freebie Friday: Spooktacular Halloween freebies and dining deals

    Freebie Friday: Spooktacular Halloween freebies and dining deals
    Double, double toil and trouble, get free gas cards at Publix on the bubble. In the cauldron boil and bake, get free Krispy Kremes or IHOP Scary Face Pancakes for the take, with a costume of course. Everyone can snag $3 "Booritos" at Chipotle, $3...
  • Freebie Friday! Free eats at Red Lobster, $10 off & $10 bonus at JCP

    Freebie Friday! Free eats at Red Lobster, $10 off & $10 bonus at JCP
    It's time for another fabulous freebie free-for-all! My roundup of deals include a free appetizer or dessert at Red Lobster, $10 off and $10 in bonus cash at JC Penney, a bushel of free samples and free shipping at Target.com and $50 spa treatments. ...
  • It's Freebie Friday! $5 off at Publix, $20 off at Macy's and $1 popcorn at AMC

    It's Freebie Friday! $5 off at Publix, $20 off at Macy's and $1 popcorn at AMC
    It's a balmy 70 degrees this morning and it's time for another fabulous freebie free-for-all! My cool roundup of deals include a discount on admission to the Fort Lauder Home and Remodeling Show, a $5-off coupon for frozen foods at Target and Publix, a...
  • 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:...
  • Kennedy Space Center's quiet rebirth slowly taking shape

    Kennedy Space Center's quiet rebirth slowly taking shape
    Kennedy Space Center is relatively quiet these days, but there’s a rebirth taking shape in the historic buildings and grounds. On a recent tour, I was able to see ongoing work to retool large areas of the complex for a new era of space flight. I...
  • NASA's Mars rocket gets closer to the real world

    NASA's Mars rocket gets closer to the real world
    NASA has finalized its $2.8 billion deal with Boeing to build the biggest rocket ever. Boeing is contracted to develop the 200-foot-tall first stage and avionics systems of the gigantic Space Launch System, or SLS. NASA and Boeing also reached a...