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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. Orion will carry astronauts deeper into space than ever before, provide emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during space travel and ensure a safe re-entry and landing. A C-17 plane dropped a test version of Orion from an altitude of 25,000 feet above the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground in...

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2012-07-02 22:03:33

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The countdown from ten down to one may seem like an eternity for astronauts who are about to embark on a journey to outer space, but its a feeling that has been happening for over 50 years now on Merritt Island. The Kennedy Space Center turned 50-years-old on Sunday, making the half-century mark from the time it first opened for business as NASA's Launch Operations Center on July 1, 1962. Through the years, the space complex has...

Build And Launch A Virtual Rocket With Innovative NASA App
2012-06-29 10:36:34

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Have you ever wanted to build a rocket and launch it just like they do at NASA? Well now you can do just that with the innovative Rocket Science 101 game developed by the Kennedy Space Center Information Technology (KSC IT) Mobile Team with assistance from NASA´s Launch Services Program (LSP). The unique and entertaining game, designed for use both on the home computer and on Apple´s iPad, allows users of all ages to...

2012-06-27 09:34:18

NASA has modified its NASA Launch Services (NLS) II contract with Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., to add the Antares launch vehicle, formerly known as Taurus II, for future missions. The NLS II on-ramp provision provides an opportunity annually for launch service providers not presently under NLS II contract to compete for future missions, and allows launch service providers already under contract to introduce launch vehicles not currently on their NLS II contracts, such as...

2012-06-22 07:30:15

The nation's space exploration program is taking a critical step forward with a successful major technical review of the core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS), the rocket that will take astronauts farther into space than ever before. The core stage is the heart of the heavy-lift launch vehicle. It will stand more than 200 feet (61 meters) tall with a diameter of 27.5 feet (8.4 meters). NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., hosted a comprehensive review....


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