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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. Journalists will visit Kennedy's Swamp Works research laboratories and the facility where NASA's Orion spacecraft is being prepared for its first launch. Kennedy Director Bob Cabana will provide a status update on the center´s transformation to a multiuse government and commercial space launch and recovery complex. Media must be at Kennedy's press site...

2013-01-25 12:20:12

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. Journalists will visit Kennedy's Swamp Works research laboratories and the facility where NASA's Orion spacecraft is being prepared for its first launch. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Kennedy Director Bob Cabana will provide a status update on the center's...

Betelgeuse Heading For Collision In 5,000 Years
2013-01-22 12:44:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new image released by the European Space Agency (ESA) shows multiple arcs around Betelgeuse, the nearest red supergiant star to Earth. Betelgeuse and its arc-shaped shields could be colliding with a dusty "wall" in the next 5,000 years, according to ESA. The red supergiant star sits at the constellation Orion the Hunter, and can easily be seen with the naked eye in the northern hemisphere winter night sky as an orange-red star to...

Orion Spacecraft Gets A Boost From European ATV Technology
2013-01-17 05:25:33

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The European Space Agency (ESA) signed an agreement with NASA this week to contribute to the Orion spacecraft, which is scheduled to launch in 2017. Orion's ultimate mission will be to carry astronauts farther into space than ever before. This will be achieved using a module based on Europe's Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) technology. Since 2008, ATVs have been resupplying the International Space Station (ISS). ATV Albert Einstein,...

2013-01-16 16:20:30

HAMPTON, Va., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two pieces of important NASA hardware from this region, full-scale models of NASA's Orion spacecraft and Mars Curiosity Rover, are going to be included in the 57(th) Inaugural Parade, Jan. 21, in Washington. (Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Transported from NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., the Orion model has been used to imitate various water landing scenarios for the nation's...

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

[Watch Video] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. By employing outside workers, NASA has provided a means to expedite the Orion spaceship building process from months to just days. Working with contractors from Lockheed Martin, NASA is working hard at Kennedy´s...

2013-01-04 20:20:04

HOUSTON, Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) will hold a news briefing at 10:30 a.m. CST on Wednesday, Jan. 16, to discuss the details of a recent agreement for ESA to provide a service module for the Orion spacecraft's Exploration Mission-1 in 2017. NASA Television will carry the briefing live from the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The agreement, which expands on the...

2013-01-03 08:30:32

OMAHA, Neb. and DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Orion Advisor Services, LLC ("Orion"), a premier portfolio accounting service provider, announced today that it has integrated services with Orchestrate, LLC ("Orchestrate"), the creator of ProcessComposer®, in a partnership to leverage both firms' technology built by advisors for advisors. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101115/NY01419LOGO ) Both Orion and Orchestrate were originally created by investment...

2012-12-30 05:02:09

TTX Company´s Southeastern Repair Division in Jacksonville, FL recently received the Orion Energy Environmental Stewardship Award in recognition of completing a project to upgrade their existing lighting systems with new energy efficient technology. Jacksonville, Florida (PRWEB) December 29, 2012 TTX Company´s Southeastern Repair Division in Jacksonville, FL recently received the Orion Energy Environmental Stewardship Award in recognition of completing a project to upgrade their...

2012-12-21 15:35:17

The team designing America's new flagship rocket has completed successfully a major technical review of the vehicle's core stage. NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) will take the agency's Orion spacecraft and other payloads beyond low-Earth orbit, providing a new capability for human exploration. The core stage preliminary design review (PDR) was held Thursday at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., and included representatives from the agency and The Boeing Co. Boeing's...


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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