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2009-08-07 12:39:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A full scale mockup of NASA's Orion crew exploration vehicle soon will be moved from Florida to Texas to continue its testing. During the trip, the capsule will make several stops for public viewing.

2009-08-07 13:35:00

A full scale mockup of NASA's Orion crew exploration vehicle soon will be moved from Florida to Texas to continue its testing. During the trip, the capsule will make several stops for public viewing.

2009-07-22 13:10:00

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn., July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hamilton Sundstrand equipment is playing a crucial role in NASA's STS-127 mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.

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2009-06-24 08:50:00

The US space agency has awarded the Lockheed Martin Corp a $37.2 million contract modification to provide additional user application software.

2009-06-16 01:45:00

PARIS, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today that two launch abort system (LAS) motors for NASA's Orion crew exploration vehicle are now in place at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico for integration and preparation for the first flight test, known as Pad Abort 1.

2009-06-02 10:26:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- United Space Alliance has assembled a team of experienced, innovative experts in space operations to support the Kennedy Space Center's mission to maintain the leading edge in space vehicle and payload processing, integration, launch and recovery operations.

2009-05-05 19:56:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it has shipped the first jettison motor for NASA's Orion crew exploration vehicle to the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

2009-04-29 17:03:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, successfully completed the first series of vibration and altitude hot fire tests on NASA's Orion crew module's 160 lb. thrust mono-propellant rocket engine.

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2009-04-07 13:20:00

NASA has chosen the material for a heat shield that will protect a new generation of space explorers when they return from the moon. After extensive study, NASA has selected the Avcoat ablator system for the Orion crew module.


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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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