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Forty-three years ago from today, the moon indeed became tangible, as the three astronauts landed on the moon for the first time in human history.
A multi-purpose NASA spacecraft originally designed as part of the cancelled Constellation program is currently undergoing rigorous testing in preparation for a scheduled 2014 test flight, the US space agency has announced.
After six months of testing, an 18,000 pound (8,165 kg) Orion mockup took its final splash into NASA Langley Research Center's Hydro Impact Basin on Jan. 6.
Media representatives are invited to watch as the Orion crew capsule makes its final water landing test on Thursday, Jan. 5, at NASA's Langley Research Center's Hydro Impact Basin in Hampton, Va.
Reporters are invited to watch a test version of the Orion crew capsule take its final splash of the year Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Hydro Impact Basin of NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.
During the ill-fated Apollo 13 flight to the moon, commander James Lovell jotted down handwritten calculations in hopes of guiding his crew and craft safely home.
A team of amateur astronomers have teamed up with scientists at the University of Glamorgan to search for a Lunar Module known as "Snoopy" sent off during Apollo 10 in May 1969.
David Scott was a NASA astronaut who was the seventh person to walk on the Moon and the first person to drive on the Moon. He was born David Randolph Scott on June 6, 1932 on Randolph Air Force Base near San Antonio, Texas. As a child, he was active in the Boy Scouts of America and graduated from The Western High School in Washington, D.C. in June 1949, as an honor student and a record setting swimmer. After his first year of college, he received an invitation to attend West Point where he...
Orion is a spacecraft design that is being developed by the United States space agency NASA. When completed, each Orion spacecraft will carry a crew of up to six astronauts. Along with Orion, the Ares I launch vehicle is also being developed. Orion and Ares I are both part of NASA's Project Constellation. The project should be complete in 2010, when NASA wants to start planning on sending human explorers back to the Moon, and eventually Mars and other celestial bodies in the Solar System....
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.