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NASA leaders met Thursday to discuss acquisition plans for the agency’s new heavy-lift rocket with hundreds of representatives of aerospace industry companies, small businesses and independent entrepreneurs.
NASA this week completed the first in a series of flight-like parachute tests for the agency's Orion spacecraft.
NASA announced plans on Wednesday to develop an advanced heavy-lift launch vehicle which will be able to start launching in 2017.
NASA said on Tuesday that it has agreed to a partnership with Alliant Techsystems (ATK) on the development of the Liberty Launch Systems.
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....
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...