Orion Capsule

US Heavy Lift Mars Rocket Passes Key Review and NASA Sets 2018 Maiden Launch Date

by Ken Kremer August 28, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter After a thorough review of cost and engineering issues, NASA managers formally approved the development of the agency’s mammoth heavy lift rocket – the Space Launch System or SLS – which will be the world’s most powerful rocket ever built and […]

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Engineers Start Stacking Operations for Maiden Launch of NASA’s Orion Deep Space Test Capsule

by Ken Kremer June 10, 2014

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL- Engineers have begun stacking operations for NASA’s maiden Orion deep space test capsule at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) achieving a major milestone leading to its first blastoff from the Florida Space Coast less than six months from today. The excitement is mounting as final assembly of NASA’s Orion crew vehicle […]

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Spectacular Nighttime Blastoff Sends Critical NASA TDRS Communications Relay Skyward from Cape – Photo Gallery

by Ken Kremer January 24, 2014

A spectacular nighttime blastoff lit up the evening skies for hundreds of miles around the Florida Space coast on a mission that sent a critical NASA communications relay satellite to orbit this evening, Jan. 23. NASA’s huge Tracking and Data Relay Satellite L (TDRS-L) is now safely in orbit following tonight’s successful launch aboard a […]

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NASA Pressing Towards Fall 2014 Orion Test Flight – Service Module Complete

by Ken Kremer January 22, 2014

2014 is the Year of Orion. Orion is NASA’s next human spaceflight vehicle destined for astronaut voyages beyond Earth and will launch for the first time later this year on its inaugural test flight from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The space agency is rapidly pressing forward with efforts to finish building the Orion crew module slated […]

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Orion Crew Module Comes Alive at T Minus 1 Year to Maiden Blastoff

by Ken Kremer November 2, 2013

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Orion, the first NASA spaceship that will ever carry Earthlings to deep space destinations, has at last been “powered on” for the first time at the manufacturing facility at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) where it’s the centerpiece of a beehive humming 24/7 with hi tech processing activities in all […]

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