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2014 Orionid Meteor Shower To Put On Spectacular Show

2014 Orionid Meteor Shower To Put On Spectacular Show

Provided by Dr. Tony Phillips, Science@NASA Waking up before sunrise is a good way to get a head start on the day. On Oct. 21st, waking up before sunrise could stop you in your tracks. Blame Halley’s Comet. Every year in mid-to-late...

Latest Orion Stories

2014-10-24 20:20:28

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA invites social media followers to apply for credentials to get a preview of the Orion spacecraft's first flight test during NASA Social events at each of its 10 centers Dec. 3. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Orion will launch on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Liftoff is targeted for 7:05 a.m. EST Dec. 4....

thermal spacex
2014-10-17 12:21:55

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA successfully captured thermal images of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on its descent after it launched in September from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The data from these thermal images may provide critical engineering information for future missions to the surface of Mars. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO "Because the technologies required to land large payloads on Mars are significantly different...

2014-10-09 12:21:08

MONTREAL, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Ultra Electronics, TCS is proud to announce the launch of the X505-G, a compact and lightweight outstation, extending the Ultra ORION portfolio of radio solutions for the defence and security markets. Today's warfighters require seamless connectivity to access and distribute critical data when and where they need it. Given the high expeditionary nature of today's deployments, it is important that the equipment we provide soldiers can adapt to the...

orion trial by fire
2014-10-08 16:20:37

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the flight test of NASA's Orion spacecraft nears, the agency released Wednesday a video -- called "Trial By Fire" -- detailing the spacecraft's test and the critical systems engineers will evaluate during the Dec. 4 flight. [ Watch the Video - Orion: Trial By Fire ] Orion is in the final stages of preparation for the uncrewed flight test that will take it 3,600 miles above Earth on a 4.5-hour mission to test many of the systems...

nasa name invite
2014-10-07 16:21:22

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If only your name could collect frequent flyer miles. NASA is inviting the public to send their names on a microchip to destinations beyond low-Earth orbit, including Mars. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Your name will begin its journey on a dime-sized microchip when the agency's Orion spacecraft launches Dec. 4 on its first flight, designated Exploration Flight Test-1. After a 4.5 hour, two-orbit mission around...

2014-10-07 12:36:06

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Orion Advisor Services, LLC (Orion) an accounting service provider for investment advisors, now offers deep integration between its reporting software and the HiddenLevers portfolio stress testing platform. Financial advisors using Orion can import accounts directly into HiddenLevers, and use the stress testing tools to help clients understand risk/reward trade-offs, showcase hedging strategies, and step up their overall practice....

2014-10-06 16:30:53

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida has opened accreditation for media to attend the rollout of the agency's Orion spacecraft to its Cape Canaveral Air Force Station launch pad in mid-November, as well as Orion's liftoff on its first flight targeted for Dec. 4. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO U.S. media who wish to attend the rollout activities must submit a complete application by 4:30 p.m. EST Monday,...

Asteroid Redirect Mission
2014-10-03 03:00:32

NASA Headquarters To meet NASA's goal of sending humans to Mars, the agency plans to test a number of new spaceflight capabilities in the 2020s through an innovative mission to redirect an asteroid to orbit the moon and send humans to explore it. Six new papers by NASA engineers and officials detail ways this Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) and planned advances in new technologies will directly enable the ambitious human Journey to Mars. The papers were presented at the International...

2014-10-02 16:20:47

HOUSTON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Summer of Innovation is partnering with the Texas 4-H Youth Development Program and the Texas A&M University Department of Geology and Geophysics to bring Texas student essay winners to Johnson Space Center on Wednesday, Oct. 8, for 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD) 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Media are invited to attend the student rocket launch demonstration at Johnson's rocket field...

Delta IV Heavy rocket
2014-10-01 16:21:25

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's new Orion spacecraft and the Delta IV Heavy rocket that will carry it into space are at their penultimate stops in Florida on their path to a December flight test. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Orion was moved Sunday out of the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida and the Delta IV Heavy rocket, built by United Launch Alliance, made its move Tuesday night, to...


Latest Orion Reference Libraries

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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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2009-07-06 12:14:43

Project Constellation is a spaceflight program run by NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration). The program goals are to continue significant operations away from Earth's environment, to develop technologies needed for expanding exploration of space, and to continue conducting fundamental science. Project Constellation was developed by the Exploration Systems Architecture Study, which established how NASA would pursue the goals from the Vision for Space Exploration and the...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Scorpius Constellation -- Scorpius (the scorpion) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. In western astrology it is known as "Scorpio." It lies between Libra to the west and Sagittarius to the east. It is a large constellation located in the southern hemisphere near the center of the Milky Way. Notable features Scorpius contains many bright stars, including Antares (α Sco), Graffias (β1 Sco), Dschubba (δ Sco), Sargas (θ Sco), Shaula (λ Sco), Jabah (ν Sco),...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Taurus (the bull) Constellation -- Location: Zodiac constellation, visible in both Hemispheres; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 04h; Declination: +15; Source: Bull legends from various ancient civilizations, also Greek mythology, Egyptian, Arab, other The constellations that are included in the Zodiac - the 12 constellations recognized by Babylonian astronomers through which our Sun, moon, and planets appeared to travel during the course of a year - are considered to be among the oldest sky...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Orion (the hunter) Constellation -- Location: Celestial Equator (visible in both Northern and Southern Hemispheres); Coordinates: Right Ascension: 05h; Declination: -05; Source: Greek mythology, Arab, ancient Indian & Egyptian The pattern in the constellation Orion was recognized as a human figure by many ancient cultures. Orion's position on the Celestial Equator makes it visible all over our planet. Ancient Indians saw the figure as a king who had been shot by an arrow (represented by...

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