Orion

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

by Ken Kremer March 20, 2014

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. Two of the three first stage boosters comprising the mammoth Delta IV Heavy rocket […]

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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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Virtual Star Party – March 16, 2014

by Fraser Cain March 16, 2014

Host: Fraser Cain & Scott Lewis Astronomers: David Dickinson, Gary Gonella, Mark Behrendt, Roy Salisbury, Stuart Forman Fraser Cain on Google+

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