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Orion crew and service module
2014-09-11 16:21:01

NASA is making steady progress on its Orion spacecraft, completing several milestones this week at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for the capsule's first trip to space in December.

Neil Armstrong
2014-07-24 02:45:49

When visitors come to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, iconic facilities such as the mammoth Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) and launch pads leave lasting impressions. Another facility that has had a long-standing impact on America's human spaceflight programs recently was renamed in honor of Neil Armstrong.

2014-07-07 16:20:36

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is renaming one of its iconic facilities in honor of legendary astronaut and the first person to set

Orion spacecraft
2014-06-05 12:21:20

NASA and Lockheed Martin engineers have installed the largest heat shield ever constructed on the crew module of the agency's Orion spacecraft. The work marks a major milestone on the path toward the spacecraft's first launch in December.

Work On Orion Spacecraft Progresses As Engineers Pivot To 2014
2013-12-27 10:26:48

Orion’s first mission, Exploration Flight Test-1, or EFT-1, is less than a year away now, and the team building the spacecraft is meeting milestones left and right as they prepare the vehicle for its debut.

Orion Crew Module Put Through Static Load Tests
2013-05-08 13:43:34

Completely surrounded by a massive 20-foot-high structure called the crew module static load test fixture, the Orion crew module is being put through a series of tests that simulate the massive loads the spacecraft would experience during its mission.

2013-04-12 10:16:55

NASA is offering media representatives at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida an opportunity on Monday, April 15, to see Orion, the spacecraft that could take astronauts on a sample collection mission to an asteroid as early as 2021.

2013-01-25 14:44:01

Media are invited to a photo and interview opportunity at 10 a.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 30, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

NASA Employs Private Companies To Make Orion Project A Reality By 2014
2013-01-15 07:49:14

To ensure that the future of the US space exploration program keeps its head above water, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center has partnered with the private sector to get Orion rolling out the door.


Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.