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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2006-08-23 10:45:00

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.

2006-02-22 18:45:00

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.

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.

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.

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2005-09-19 13:45:00

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.


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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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