Latest Ares I-X Stories

Skills For Future Flight Systems Developed By Engineers At 'Rocket U'
2013-06-01 07:35:33

As NASA plans for future spaceflight programs to low-Earth orbit and beyond, teams of engineers at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida are gaining flight systems experience in designing and launching vehicle systems on a small scale.

Simulated Parachute Failures Can't Keep NASA From Landing Orion Test Version Safely
2013-05-02 10:31:59

During a simulation of two types of parachute failures this past Wednesday, a test version of NASA’s Orion spacecraft made a safe landing. The mock capsule was traveling approximately 250 mph during the test in Yuma, Arizona, when the parachutes were deployed.

NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building Making Room For Multiple Rockets
2012-11-08 10:55:12

The Vehicle Assembly Building, or VAB, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is undergoing renovations to accommodate future launch vehicles.

2012-07-19 08:33:23

NASA completed another successful test Wednesday of the Orion crew vehicle's parachutes high above the Arizona desert in preparation for the spacecraft’s orbital flight test in 2014.

2011-07-26 10:44:00

HAMPTON, Va., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A pilot who helped guide NASA's ARES I-X test rocket through its successful launch is the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) 2011 Engineer of the Year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Jay Brandon, a senior research engineer at NASA's Langley Research Center, won the award for his leadership of the Ares I-X Guidance, Navigation and Control team.

2011-05-19 08:00:00

GREENBELT, Md., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SGT, Inc., a leading provider of Engineering, Science, Project Management, and Information Technology services, today announced that Dr. James French joined SGT as Vice President for Launch Systems. Dr.

2011-05-11 16:15:00

HAMPTON, Va., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For outstanding support of human space flight, NASA's Space Flight Awareness program recently recognized Steven Harris from NASA's Langley Research Center. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Originally from Greenwood, S.C., Harris provided engineering management and leadership in the development of the Ares I-X rocket.

2011-02-11 07:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) Aerospace Systems was honored to be selected as recipient of NASA's George M. Low 2010 award for its quality and performance on multiple NASA contracts.

2010-08-31 13:54:00

CORRECTION - Number of flights of DM-2 motor cases and specific missions flown (The number of flights the DM-2 motor cases had flown was erroneously reported. The correct number is 59. The earliest mission the cases flew was STS-3.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).