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Orion Space Mission

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  • 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...
  • Real New Orleans: Testing The Next Generation Of Human Space Flight

    Real New Orleans: Testing The Next Generation Of Human Space Flight
    NASA is testing the next generation of space exploration about 60 miles Northeast of New Orleans. Vanessa Bolano made the drive to give us an inside look at what's going on at Stennis Space Center. Astronauts have walked on the moon, yet today NASA...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Robot boats to sail into tropical storms, improve forecasts

    Robot boats to sail into tropical storms, improve forecasts
    They don't look much like boats, or robots for that matter. Yet a small fleet of crewless watercraft are to be sent right into the paths of tropical storms for the first time this year with an important mission: Collect valuable ocean and atmospheric data...
  • Kennedy Space Center: 50th anniversary activities set for Sunday

    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 Scott,...
  • Capsule Built at Michoud Unveiled at Kennedy Space Center

    Capsule Built at Michoud Unveiled at Kennedy Space Center
    The Orion capsule was unveiled at the Kennedy Space Center Monday. It was built at the NASA's Michoud plant. The capsule is designed to fly astronauts to the moon, asteroids and eventually Mars. It's scheduled for a test flight in 2014. The Orion is...
  • Kennedy Space Center tours go behind the 'gee whiz'

    Kennedy Space Center tours go behind the 'gee whiz'
    TITUSVILLE, Fla. - The Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center is huge and homely and almost 50 years old. It's tall enough to house a 363-foot Saturn V rocket, wide and deep enough to dwarf a space shuttle, cavernous enough for its powerful...
  • Vea de cerca plataforma de lanzamiento de cohetes

    Vea de cerca plataforma de lanzamiento de cohetes
    Por primera vez en la historia de los 50 años del Kennedy Space Center, NASA está dando acceso para que los visitantes recorran una de las plataformas de lanzamiento desde las cuales fueron lanzados los transbordadores espaciales y los cohetes lunares...
  • 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...