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

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Engineers finished building the Orion crew module, attached it and the already-completed service module to the adapter that will join Orion to its rocket and transported the...

Orion crew module
2014-06-12 03:00:51

NASA With just six months until its first trip to space, NASA’s Orion spacecraft continues taking shape at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Engineers began stacking the crew module on top of the completed service module Monday, the first step in moving the three primary Orion elements –crew module, service module and launch abort system – into the correct configuration for launch. "Now that we're getting so close to launch, the spacecraft completion work is visible...

Orion Service Module
2014-01-23 09:50:15

NASA NASA has announced that the second of three major parts of the Orion Service Module that will launch into orbit on the spacecraft's first mission this fall is complete. Work has been progressing steadily on all three main parts of Orion – the service module, the crew module and the launch abort system – and this month the service module joined the launch abort system in crossing the finish line. Orion’s service module sits below the crew module and above the rocket that...

Orion's LAS Tower Complete In Preparation For First Mission
2013-12-03 12:17:08

NASA NASA engineers and contractors have successfully completed the Orion Launch Abort System (LAS) tower, marking a milestone that puts NASA one step closer to sending Orion 3,600 miles into space on the uncrewed Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) mission, scheduled to launch in September 2014. Orion is America’s next generation spacecraft that will carry astronauts to destinations beyond low Earth orbit. The LAS is designed to protect astronauts if a problem arises during launch, by...

NASA Says Recent Orion Crew Vehicle Test Fire Was 'Flawless'
2013-11-08 15:46:16

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA said its Orion multipurpose crew vehicle had a “flawless” test on Wednesday, taking the spacecraft one step closer to its first trip to space next year. During the test, three massive panels protecting a test version of Orion successfully fell away from the spacecraft. This system will help to protect Orion during its trip to space. The panels, or “fairings,” encase Orion’s service module and protect it from the...

2012-08-29 10:50:06

NASA Tuesday successfully completed another parachute test of its Orion spacecraft high above the skies of the U.S. Yuma Army Proving Ground in southwestern Arizona. The test examined the maximum pressure Orion's parachutes might face when returning from exploration missions. Orion will be the most advanced spacecraft ever designed and carry astronauts farther into space than ever before. It will provide emergency abort capability, sustain astronauts during space travel and provide safe...

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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