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Remembering Apollo: Lunar Landing 43 Years Later
2012-07-20 06:02:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For thousands of years, man would sit up at night and look deeply at the stars for both thought provoking science, and just pure entertainment. It wasn't until the 1600s that telescopes were invented, and even then they were staring at objects that were unattainable. The moon was the closest object in man's sight, yet it still seemed untouchable. However, all that would change in 1969, when Apollo 11 set off to place man onto a new...

2012-06-08 06:20:26

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER -- For the first time in more than 30 years, NASA is allowing Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex guests inside the Launch Control Center - where NASA directors and engineers supervised all of the 152 launches for the space shuttle and Apollo programs. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120608/NY21602) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120518/NY09986LOGO-b) The KSC Up-Close: Launch...

NASA Testing Orion Spacecraft Ahead of Proposed 2014 Test Flight
2012-05-09 03:51:28

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. The Orion service module, a low earth orbit manned vehicle being built by Lockheed Martin based on the now-cancelled return voyage to the moon, is currently being tested by engineers at the Marshall Space Flight Center in order to make sure that it will be able to...

2012-04-30 06:20:44

HAMPTON, Va., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In addition to giving visitors a glimpse into NASA's past, a new summer exhibit at the Virginia Air & Space Center (VASC) will focus on the future. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) A full-scale test version of NASA's Orion spacecraft is scheduled to arrive at the museum by 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 1. The 18,000-pound Orion test vehicle, built at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., was used in the...

2012-02-27 04:00:00

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Green transportation pioneer Evatran(TM) hosted a demonstration in Richmond of its Plugless Power(TM) hands-free charging system redefining electric vehicle (EV) convenience in today's marketplace. Attendees celebrated the cost savings and convenience of EV usage in residential, commercial and public applications. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120227/PH59505 ) The Honorable Robert F. McDonnell, Governor, addressed the crowd at 1111...

NASA Completes Orion Drop Testing
2012-01-10 05:12:09

[ Watch the Video ] 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. Orion, the next deep space exploration vehicle, will carry astronauts into space, provide emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during space travel, and ensure safe re-entry and landing. The testing, which began in July 2011, simulated different water landing scenarios and took into account different...

2012-01-04 12:10:42

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. Testing began last summer to certify the Orion spacecraft for water landings. Orion will carry astronauts into space, providing emergency abort capability, sustaining the crew during space travel and ensuring safe re-entry and landing. Since July 2011, engineers have conducted eight tests at...

2011-12-06 08:49:11

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. Testing began this summer to certify the Orion spacecraft for water landings. Orion will carry astronauts deeper into space than ever before, provide emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during space travel and ensure a safe re-entry and landing. Since July, engineers have conducted...

Notebook From Ill-Fated Apollo 13 Sells Big At Auction
2011-12-01 09:07:47

It was during the ill-fated Apollo 13 flight to the moon that astronauts reported the immortal words, “Houston, we've had a problem.” During that incredibly risky flight back to Earth, commander James Lovell jotted down handwritten calculations in hopes of guiding his crew and craft safely home. The notebook with those calculations was auctioned on Wednesday of this week in Dallas where it was sold to an unidentified American collector who paid $388,375 for piece of history,...

Astronomy Team Looking For Lost 'Snoopy' Module From Apollo 10
2011-09-29 11:38:08

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. Snoopy was sent off in an orbit around the Sun, and it is still traveling through space somewhere. The Faulkes Telescope team is working with other astronomers and schools to try and find Snoopy. “The whole history of Apollo is remarkable and include some of the most inspiring scientific and explorative...


Latest Apollo spacecraft Reference Libraries

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2010-10-29 20:07:02

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...

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2009-07-06 14:36:56

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....

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