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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

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter 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 […]

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

by Ken Kremer August 28, 2014

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 is intended to take astronauts farther beyond Earth into deep space than ever before […]

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The Search for Alien Life Could Get A Boost From NASA’s Next-Generation Rocket

by Elizabeth Howell July 14, 2014

In three years, NASA is planning to light the fuse on a huge rocket designed to bring humans further out into the solar system. We usually talk about SLS here in the context of the astronauts it will carry inside the Orion spacecraft, which will have its own test flight later in 2014. But today, […]

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Student Designed Radiation Experiment Chosen to Soar aboard Orion EFT-1 Test Flight In Dec. 2014

by Ken Kremer May 3, 2014

When NASA’s next generation human spaceflight vehicle Orion blasts off on its maiden unmanned test flight later this year, a radiation experiment designed by top American high school students will soar along and play a key role in investigating how best to safeguard the health of America’s future astronauts as they venture farther into deep […]

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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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