Orion EFT-1

NASA Unveils Orion’s Powerful Delta IV Heavy Rocket Boosters for Dec. 2014 Blastoff

by Ken Kremer March 20, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – Production and assembly of virtually all of the key hardware elements for NASA’s eagerly anticipated Orion EFT-1 uncrewed test flight are either complete or nearing completion at the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral. […]

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US Air Force Space Surveillance Satellite Bumps NASA’s long awaited Orion Launch to Dec. 2014

by Ken Kremer March 19, 2014

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – The urgent need by the US Air Force to launch a pair of previously classified Space Situational Awareness satellites into Earth orbit this year on an accelerated schedule has bumped the inaugural blastoff of NASA’s highly anticipated Orion pathfinder manned capsule from September to December 2014. It’s 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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Space Science Stories to Watch in 2014

by David Dickinson January 1, 2014

There’s an old Chinese proverb that says, “May you live in interesting times,” and 2013 certainly fit the bill in the world of spaceflight and space science. The past year saw spacecraft depart for Mars, China land a rover on the Moon, and drama in low Earth orbit to repair the International Space Station. And all […]

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Heat Shield for 2014 Orion Test Flight Arrives at Kennedy Aboard NASA’s Super Guppy

by Ken Kremer December 8, 2013

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The heat shield crucial to the success of NASA’s 2014 Orion test flight has arrived at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) aboard the agency’s Super Guppy aircraft – just spacious enough to fit the precious cargo inside. Orion is currently under development as NASA’s next generation human rated vehicle to […]

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