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SpaceX Commercial Resupply Dragon Set for Sept. 21 Blastoff to Station – Watch Live

by Ken Kremer September 19, 2014

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – SpaceX is on the cusp of launching the company’s fourth commercial resupply Dragon spacecraft mission to the International Space Station (ISS) shortly after midnight, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, continuing a rapid fire launch pace and carrying NASA’s first research payload – RapidScat – aimed at conducting Earth science from the […]

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NASA’s First Completed Orion Takes First Step on Journey to the Launch Pad

by Ken Kremer September 13, 2014

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – NASA’s first space worthy Orion crew module rolled out of its assembly facility at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Thursday, Sept. 11, taking the first step on its nearly two month journey to the launch pad and planned blastoff this coming December. The Orion spacecraft is NASA’s next generation human […]

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Assembly Complete for NASA’s First Orion Crew Module Blasting off Dec. 2014

by Ken Kremer September 9, 2014

This past weekend technicians completed assembly of NASA’s first Orion crew module at the agency’s Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout (O & C) Facility at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida, signifying a major milestone in the vehicles transition from fabrication to full scale launch operations. Orion is NASA’s next generation human rated vehicle […]

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NASA’s MAVEN Orbiter 3 Weeks and 4 Million Miles from Mars

by Ken Kremer September 2, 2014

Now just 3 weeks and 4 million miles (6 million kilometers) from rendezvous with Mars, NASA’s ground breaking Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) orbiter is tracking precisely on course for the crucial Mars Orbital Insertion (MOI) engine firing slated for September 21, 2014. MAVEN will investigate Mars transition from its ancient, water-covered past, to […]

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Heat Protecting Back Shell Tiles Installed on NASA’s Orion EFT-1 Spacecraft Set for Dec. 2014 Launch

by Ken Kremer August 30, 2014

Fabrication of the pathfinding version of NASA’s Orion crew capsule slated for its inaugural unmanned test flight in December is entering its final stages at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) launch site in Florida. Engineers and technicians have completed the installation of Orion’s back shell panels which will protect the spacecraft and future astronauts from […]

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