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2013-05-17 16:20:08

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA released a synopsis Friday announcing plans to issue an announcement for proposals for the commercial use of Launch Pad 39A at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The announcement is expected next week. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Use of the launch pad by industry is designed to encourage commercial space activities along Florida's Space Coast and fully use the historic launch complex....

SNC Dream Chaser Testing Begins At NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center
2013-05-16 08:00:03

NASA Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Space Systems Dream Chaser flight vehicle arrived at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., Wednesday to begin tests of its flight and runway landing systems. The tests are part of pre-negotiated, paid-for-performance milestones with NASA's Commercial Crew Program (CCP), which is facilitating U.S.-led companies' development of spacecraft and rockets that can launch from American soil. The overall goal of CCP is to achieve safe,...

2013-05-15 20:20:18

EDWARDS, Calif., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Space Systems Dream Chaser flight vehicle arrived at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., Wednesday to begin tests of its flight and runway landing systems. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The tests are part of pre-negotiated, paid-for-performance milestones with NASA's Commercial Crew Program (CCP), which is facilitating U.S.-led companies'...

2013-05-13 16:20:36

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and NASA are building the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Exploration Vehicle, a new spacecraft that will carry humans farther into space than ever before. Bay Area news media are invited to learn more about Orion when program managers visit Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company in Sunnyvale, Calif. where engineers are...

2013-05-10 23:27:09

Dr. Jonathan Zaidan, MD, FACOG, founder of Women´s Excellence, has been a practicing OB/GYN in Lake Orion, Michigan since 1997. Women´s Excellence in Bladder Control recently sponsored and provided a presentation on successful collaborative women´s health care to 60 members of the Orion Area Chamber of Commerce (OACC), including the Orion Township supervisor, Chris Barnett, on May 2nd, 2013. Lake Orion, Michigan (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 In 1997, Dr. Jonathan Zaidan, MD, decided...

2013-05-10 23:26:12

Orion Real Estate Services, Inc. has been selected to manage Cherokee Park Apartments, a 216-unit apartment community located in Portsmouth, Virginia. This management contract establishes Orion's presence in the Virginia market. Houston, TX (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 Orion Real Estate Services, Inc. has been selected to manage Cherokee Park Apartments, a 216-unit apartment community located in Portsmouth, Virginia. This management contract establishes Orion's presence in the Virginia market....

2013-05-09 12:02:02

NASA has awarded a contract to J.P. Donovan Construction Inc. of Rockledge, Fla., to modify the mobile launcher that will enable the agency's Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket to send humans to an asteroid, Mars and other new destinations in the solar system. The work under this firm fixed-price $20.7 million contract will begin in June and be completed in 18 months. The mobile launcher is located at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Kennedy is expanding its capabilities...

2013-05-08 16:21:17

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded a contract to J.P. Donovan Construction Inc. of Rockledge, Fla., to modify the mobile launcher that will enable the agency's Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket to send humans to an asteroid, Mars and other new destinations in the solar system. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The work under this firm fixed-price $20.7 million contract will begin in June and be completed in 18 months....

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

NASA 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. Orion is NASA´s new exploration spacecraft, designed to carry humans farther into space than ever before. During its first flight test next year, Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1), it will travel 3,600 miles into space and return...

2013-05-08 12:21:50

HOUSTON, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is building a new spacecraft to carry humans farther than ever before - and Northern California media are invited to learn more about it May 14 through May 16 when program managers are in the Golden State to work with local companies. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Orion will have the ability to send humans to asteroids and eventually Mars. Its first uncrewed test flight will take place next year, when it...


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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