Latest Crew Exploration Vehicle Stories

2008-11-21 08:02:51

Flames shot more than 100 feet high in a successful 5 and a half second ground test firing Thursday, Nov 20, of a launch abort motor for NASA's next generation spacecraft, the Orion crew exploration vehicle.

2008-11-10 16:13:09

NASA and ATK will conduct the first full-scale test fire of the motor for a new launch abort system at 1 pm MST, Nov. 20, at the ATK Launch Systems facility in Promontory, Utah.

2008-08-15 18:00:10

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has concluded that corrective action is appropriate in the Government Accountability Office bid protest of Exploration Systems & Technology, Inc.

2008-07-28 15:00:18

DENVER, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin, the Space Foundation and SpaceClass announced today the launch of a strategic online education collaboration called Orion's Path.

2008-06-16 18:00:00

NASA and Alliant Techsystems, or ATK, reached another milestone Friday with the successful test firing of a critical safety component for the Orion crew exploration vehicle, NASA's next generation of spaceships.

2008-06-13 07:52:20

NASA has awarded a contract to Oceaneering International Inc. of Houston, for the design, development and production of a new spacesuit system.

2008-04-04 10:40:00

Uncertain planning and lack of adequate funding may keep an ambitious vision of taking people to the moon and Mars from ever seeing the light of day, according to experts.

2008-02-28 13:00:00

WASHINGTON — Several thousand NASA contractors in Florida and Louisiana could be out of work once the space shuttle flies its last mission in 2010, the head of the U.S. space agency told a Senate panel Feb.

2008-02-04 09:00:00

NASA took a step toward sending a new generation of explorers to the moon with the groundbreaking for a new test launch pad at White Sands Missile Range Nov. 14.

2008-01-08 15:00:11

HOUSTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin has signed a memorandum of understanding with United Space Alliance to support Lockheed Martin's pursuit of the Facilities Development and Operations Contract (FDOC) at NASA's Johnson Space Center.

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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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