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2014-04-25 12:21:04

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2014 After a year-long competition among high school teams across the country, evaluators from NASA, Lockheed Martin and the National Institute of Aerospace have selected Team ARES, from the Governor's School for Science and Technology in Hampton, Va., as the winner of the high school portion of the Exploration Design Challenge (EDC). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The announcement Friday came during a ceremony held at the opening of...

Orion’s Parachute Performance Tested Over Arizona
2014-04-25 03:04:32

[ Watch The Video: NASA Drops Orion From C-17, Tests Parachute Performance ] NASA The team designing the parachute system for NASA’s Orion spacecraft has demonstrated almost every parachute failure they could imagine. But on April 23, they tested how the system would perform if the failure wasn’t in the parachutes. Orion is the safest spacecraft ever built to carry humans, and its Launch Abort System can take a good deal of the credit for that distinction. In an emergency on the...

2014-04-24 23:00:25

Orion Energy Systems has been named a finalist of a 2014 Insight Innovation Award for its breakthrough energy efficient LED troffer retrofit technology (LDR). Manitowoc, WI (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 Orion Energy Systems has been named a finalist of a 2014 Insight Innovation Award for its breakthrough energy efficient LED troffer retrofit technology (LDR) that is completely assembled within the frame and reuses the original existing troffer housing. Time and again, Orion has proven to...

2014-04-16 23:05:19

SecureNet’s PayOS technology expands Orion’s payment offering to merchants and enterprise partners. (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Orion Payment Systems, a Houston-based provider of merchant services, has selected SecureNet™ as the firm’s technology partner for omnichannel payment solutions. Through the partnership, Orion merchants will be able to accept payments at point-of-sale, online or on a mobile device through a single merchant account. SecureNet is a quicker, more efficient and...

launch complex 39b
2014-04-15 16:20:55

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Kennedy Space Center's historic Launch Complex 39A, the site from which numerous Apollo and space shuttle missions began, is beginning a new mission as a commercial launch site. NASA signed a property agreement with Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, Calif., on Monday for use and occupancy of the seaside complex along Florida's central east coast. It will serve as a platform for SpaceX to support...

2014-04-14 12:20:38

Students can be pilots, live in the coldest place on earth and predict the weather BETHESDA, Md., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] will feature an exciting lineup of hands-on, interactive science and technology attractions for student attendees at the upcoming USA Science & Engineering Festival, where the company will serve as founding and presenting host. What:...

2014-04-11 16:20:20

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Orion spacecraft has proven its mettle in a test designed to determine the spacecraft's readiness for its first flight test -- Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) -- later this year. EFT-1 will send the spacecraft more than 3,600 miles from Earth and return it safely. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The spacecraft ran for 26 uninterrupted hours during the final phase of a major test series completed...

2014-04-09 12:21:22

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media are invited to meet with NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden during a visit to the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston from 1-2 p.m. CDT, Thursday, April 10. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO During the visit, media will join Bolden and Johnson Center Director Ellen Ochoa inside Mission Control in the newly renovated and historic White Flight Control Room previously used during the Space Shuttle...

2014-04-07 12:22:15

Team Progressing Toward Exploration Flight Test-1 DENVER, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Testing of the Orion spacecraft's avionics system has concluded at the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Operations & Checkout facility at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. After powering on and sending commands to more than 20 different critical systems installed on the spacecraft's crew module, NASA and Lockheed Martin engineers have verified the avionics for Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) are...

2014-04-03 08:21:13

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- College and university students have an opportunity to help design systems for future space habitats and exploration systems through NASA's Exploration Habitat (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge. Applications for the fifth annual challenge will be accepted through April 30. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The project will challenge students to design and implement new prototype systems that may advance...


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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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