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2006-08-31 14:54:59

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NASA has awarded a multibillion-dollar contract to Lockheed Martin Corp. to design, develop and test a manned spaceship to replace aging U.S. space shuttles, a congressional source familiar with the decision told Reuters on Thursday. NASA was scheduled to make a public announcement on the prime contractor for the project at 4 p.m. EDT (2000 GMT). Also competing were a team of Northrop Grumman Corp. and Boeing Co. The new capsule-style spaceships, dubbed Orion,...

2006-08-31 14:53:59

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NASA has awarded a multibillion-dollar contract to Lockheed Martin Corp. to design, develop and test a manned spaceship to replace aging U.S. space shuttles, a congressional source familiar with the decision told Reuters on Thursday. NASA was scheduled to make a public announcement on the prime contractor for the project at 4 p.m. EDT (2000 GMT). Also competing were a team of Northrop Grumman Corp. and Boeing Co. The new capsule-style spaceships, dubbed Orion,...

2006-08-31 15:20:56

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NASA announced on Thursday it awarded a $3.9 billion contract to Lockheed Martin Corp. to design and develop a new manned spaceship. Also competing was a team made up of Northrop Grumman Corp. and Boeing Co. "Both proposals were sound, they were carefully prepared," Doug Cooke, a NASA official, told reporters at a news conference. "We think we're picking the right contractor -- we know we are." The value of the prime contractor award was estimated at $3.9...

2006-08-23 10:48:07

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The U.S. spaceships that NASA wants to build to carry astronauts back to the moon will be called Orion, an agency official said on Wednesday. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced the name about a week early after inadvertently airing on its public satellite television station a message recorded by a space station crew member for future use. "We've been calling it the Crew Exploration Vehicle for several years,...

2006-08-23 10:48:50

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The U.S. spaceships that NASA wants to build to carry astronauts back to the moon will be called Orion, an agency official said on Wednesday. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced the name about a week early after inadvertently airing on its public satellite television station a message recorded by a space station crew member for future use. "We've been calling it the Crew Exploration Vehicle for several years,...

2006-08-23 10:45:00

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The U.S. spaceships that NASA wants to build to carry astronauts back to the moon will be called Orion, an agency official said on Wednesday. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced the name about a week early after inadvertently airing on its public satellite television station a message recorded by a space station crew member for future use. "We've been calling it the Crew Exploration Vehicle for several years, but today...

2006-02-22 18:45:00

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida -- Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, in a heated competition to design and build NASA's next manned ships and cargo carriers, wants to assemble and test the rockets in Florida, the company said on Wednesday. The deal depends on Florida legislators approving a $45.5 million incentives package and on Lockheed Martin winning NASA's approval for its proposed Crew Exploration Vehicle. A partnership of Northrop Grumman and Boeing Co. is competing for the work...

2005-09-19 13:07:20

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NASA on Monday unveiled its $104 billion plan to return Americans to the moon by 2018 aboard a capsule-like vehicle the space agency's chief described as "Apollo on steroids." Like the Apollo program that carried the first humans to the moon in 1969, the new system would put crew members into a capsule sitting atop a rocket, and would have a separate heavy-lift vehicle to take only cargo into orbit. "It is very Apollo-like ... but bigger,"...

2005-09-19 13:05:00

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NASA on Monday unveiled its $104 billion plan to return Americans to the moon by 2018 aboard a capsule-like vehicle the space agency's chief described as "Apollo on steroids." Like the Apollo program that carried the first humans to the moon in 1969, the new system would put crew members into a capsule sitting atop a rocket, and would have a separate heavy-lift vehicle to take only cargo into orbit. "It is very Apollo-like ... but bigger," NASA...

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2005-09-19 13:45:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA estimated Monday it will cost $104 billion to return astronauts to the moon by 2018 in a new rocket that combines the space shuttle with the capsule of an earlier NASA era. NASA Administrator Michael Griffin, in unveiling the new lunar exploration plan announced by President Bush last year, said he is not seeking extra money and stressed that the space agency will live within its future budgets to achieve this goal. He dismissed suggestions that reconstruction...


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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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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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