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Orion Space Mission

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  • 10 things you might now know about space

    10 things you might now know about space
    Russia's Phobos-Grunt spacecraft, a Mars probe that malfunctioned, is expected to fall back into Earth's atmosphere as early as this weekend. It will crash to our planet's surface, but is unlikely to hurt anyone on the ground. These 10 facts won't hurt...
  • Apollo 13 Astronaut Reflects on Final Shuttle Mission

    Apollo 13 Astronaut Reflects on Final Shuttle Mission
    With the touchdown of space shuttle Atlantis, it's the end of an era for NASA.  As the shuttle program draws to a close, at least one astronaut says we've accomplished much to be proud of and there's plenty of hope for the future. Between lunar orbit and...
  • Mailbag: Give artists some leeway on parking

    It is nice living here in a small town where folks watch out after one another. It sometimes seems to me like it is us against the world, and in a community of artists these times can be tight even without floods. The Sawdust Art Festival is made up of...
  • NASA's No. 2 backs budget at Langley

    NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, the agency’s number two in command, visited Langley Research Center in Hampton on Thursday. Speaking to Langley employees about NASA’s proposed 2013 budget, Garver said the spending plan reflects the...
  • NASA's Michoud plant in New Orleans East may have a bright future

    NASA's Michoud plant in New Orleans East may have a bright future
    If you thought the Michoud plant essentially closed down when the space shuttle program ended last year, guess again. Inside the sprawling facility, engineers are busily building America's next two space projects: the SLS rocket and the Orion spacecraft,...
  • NASA: Mars is Swinging into View

    NASA: Mars is Swinging into View
    OUTER SPACE (KTLA) -- Mars is set to swing into opposition Saturday, leaving stargazers with one of their closest views yet of the Red Planet, according to NASA. During opposition, Mars and the sun are on directly opposite sides of Earth. From our...
  • Lesa Roe on NASA's new rocket

    Lesa Roe on NASA's new rocket
    NASA Langley Director Lesa Roe sent the following note to Langley employees today following NASA headquarter's announcement of a new NASA rocket.   Yesterday the Administrator revealed the design for the new space launch system (SLS) that will give...
  • Sneak Peek At NASA's New Capsule

    Sneak Peek At NASA's New Capsule
    Long are the days of space shuttles and rocket launches...meet Orion! It's the newest toy NASA’s developed as part of their deep space exploration program mand it's got some pretty impressive perks. The old space shuttle program cost nearly $2-...
  • 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...
  • NASA: Destination Mars

    NASA: Destination Mars
    Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle. Its mission: To explore strange new worlds... To seek out new life; new civilizations... To boldly go where no one has gone before! That`s NASA`s mission even though...
  • NASA drops test Orion capsule in pool at Langley Research Center

    NASA drops test Orion capsule in pool at Langley Research Center
    HAMPTON — The intensity in Steven Gayle’s voice grew as NASA’s 18,000-pound Orion test capsule landed in the pool. “Don’t flip over, don’t flip over, don’t flip over,” he said as the spacecraft lurched...