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Orion Space Mission

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  • 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...
  • NASA leaders expected at Langley on Tuesday

    Leaders from six NASA facilities will visit Langley Research Center in Hampton on Tuesday to discuss the agency’s new deep space rocket. The meeting, which is closed to the media, comes less than two months after NASA announced the Space Launch...
  • NASA hosts first "Tweetup" at Langley

    HAMPTON — Roman Paryz opted for a crude — yet lighthearted — description of the work he does in one of NASA’s wind tunnels. “We pass gas fast,” he said, eliciting raucous laughter from two dozen people armed with...
  • Central Florida's Top Employers 2011: United Space Alliance LLC

    United Space Alliance has extensive experience in space operations. Headquartered in Houston, USA has employees in Texas, Florida and Alabama. The company supports NASA's International Space Station program, the commercial and international space...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 10 years after Columbia disaster, reflections on lessons learned, remaining risks

    10 years after Columbia disaster, reflections on lessons learned, remaining risks
    WASHINGTON — Space shuttle landings were supposed to be routine. And until Feb. 1, 2003, they were — at least to most Americans. Much like the 1986 Challenger disaster, that expectation of normalcy was a big reason why Columbia's...
  • Life on Mars time for JPL scientist and his family

    Life on Mars time for JPL scientist and his family
    David Oh's eldest son taped aluminum foil over his windows. His daughter painted a sign warning visitors away from the front door. His wife pulled the phone cord out of the wall and turned the couple's cellphones off. David's time on Earth had come to a...
  • New view of Horsehead Nebula: Ethereal wisps of gas and space dust

    New view of Horsehead Nebula: Ethereal wisps of gas and space dust
    Giant wispy clouds of gas and space dust rise to heights of 5-light years "tall" in this new image of the Horsehead Nebula that comes to us courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope. The Horsehead Nebula is 1,300 light years away from Earth in the...
  • NASA to keep ‘Orion’ crew capsule

     
    WASHINGTON — NASA today made official what the space community had anticipated for months: that the agency would keep developing the Orion crew capsule — once part of the now-defunct Constellation moon program — as NASA’s next...