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Orion Space Mission

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  • NASA's telescopes capture heart of Orion nebula

    NASA's telescopes capture heart of Orion nebula
    NASA telescopes capture vibrant images from deep in the heart of the Orion nebula. The complex interplay of interstellar dust and stars is viewed through an airborne observatory called SOFIA, or the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy,...
  • Wallops triple launch gets rained out

    Wallops triple launch gets rained out
    That triple-launch out of Wallops was rained out - the new launch date is the wee hours Wednesday. NASA Wallops Flight Facility plans to launch three Terrier-Orion suborbital rockets for the Department of Defense between 1 adn 5 a.m., all within 20...
  • NASA selects SpaceX to take over historic launchpad

    NASA selects SpaceX to take over historic launchpad
    Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX is a step closer to taking over NASA’s most historic launchpad, where the mighty Saturn V rocket made its moonshot and where the first space shuttle rumbled to life. The space agency confirmed Friday that it has...
  • $17.9-billion funding plan for NASA would boost planetary science

    $17.9-billion funding plan for NASA would boost planetary science
    The House Appropriations Committee recommended $17.9 billion in funding for NASA on Thursday, significantly boosting planetary science programs at Jet Propulsion Laboratories in La Canada Flintridge and continuing operation of a Palmdale-based flying...
  • NASA finalizes contract to build the most powerful rocket ever

    NASA finalizes contract to build the most powerful rocket ever
    NASA has reached a milestone in its development of the Space Launch System, or SLS, which is set to be the most powerful rocket ever and may one day take astronauts to Mars.  After completing a critical design review, Boeing Co. has finalized a $2.8-...
  • Mars or bust, says new report on NASA human space exploration

    Mars or bust, says new report on NASA human space exploration
    If NASA is to make great strides in its human spaceflight program, it needs to go big or go home -- and get to the Martian surface, says a new congressionally mandated report. But the 285-page report from the National Research Council goes on to say the...
  • 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...
  • Kennedy Space Center: New tour hits Launch Pad 39-A

    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 the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...