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2011-09-09 17:14:00

  Major Progress Made on Nation's New Space Exploration Plan NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Construction began this week on the first new NASA spacecraft built to take humans to orbit since space shuttle Endeavour left the factory in 1991, and marked a significant milestone in carrying out the ambitious exploration vision President Obama and Congress have laid out for the nation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Engineers at...

2011-09-02 09:00:00

DENVER, Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's [NYSE:LMT] state-of-the-art Space Operations Simulation Center (SOSC) has completed its first orbital simulation test with hardware and data that was flown on NASA's STS-134 space shuttle Endeavour mission to the International Space Station. The test for STORRM (Sensor Test for Orion Relative Navigation Risk Mitigation) demonstrated the center's ability to replicate on-orbit conditions that affect relative navigation, lighting and...

2011-08-09 07:30:00

PARKER, Colo., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TTJ&B Inc. announced that they will actively pursue a General Services Administration (GSA) Certification Award to facilitate contracting with the Department of Defense and other government suppliers by providing analytical services and tools that facilitate real-time re-planning of major programs. With their newly developed data access tool, PDB2, volumes of data are integrated and very easily accessed, visualized and understood by project...

2011-07-26 10:44:00

HAMPTON, Va., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A pilot who helped guide NASA's ARES I-X test rocket through its successful launch is the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) 2011 Engineer of the Year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Jay Brandon, a senior research engineer at NASA's Langley Research Center, won the award for his leadership of the Ares I-X Guidance, Navigation and Control team. The Ares I-X test rocket made a...

2011-07-25 06:03:00

BOULDER, Colo., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has completed development of prototype launch vehicle flight computers equipped to bring safety and reliability to future human spaceflight systems. These flight computers were financed by Ball Aerospace and are based on deployed units now being used by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in their simulation laboratories to develop software and test systems for future human-rated launch vehicles. The...

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2011-07-23 06:05:00

As NASA closes the chapter on the Space Shuttle Program, a new era of exploration vehicles is beginning to take off. Testing began this month at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., in the new Hydro Impact Basin to certify the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) for water landings. The Orion MPCV will carry astronauts into space, provide emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during space travel and ensure safe re-entry and landing. Engineers have dropped a 22,000-pound...

2011-07-22 09:25:00

HAMPTON, Va., July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As NASA closes the chapter on the Space Shuttle Program, a new era of exploration vehicles is beginning to take off. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Testing began this month at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., in the new Hydro Impact Basin to certify the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) for water landings. The Orion MPCV will carry astronauts into space, provide emergency abort...

2011-07-10 10:49:00

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., July 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia successfully launched two NASA sounding rockets carrying experiments to study the ionosphere on Sunday, July 10, 2011. The Black Brant V rocket launched at 10 a.m. and the second rocket, a Terrier-Improved Orion, launched 15 seconds later. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) A second pair of Black Brant V/Terrier-Improved Orion rockets will be launched no...

2011-06-24 17:19:00

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Space Flight Awareness Program recently recognized Joyce Rhym of Waldorf, Md., executive assistant in the Office of the Chief Technologist at NASA Headquarters, for her outstanding support of human spaceflight. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Rhym was instrumental in the planning and execution of the NASA Ares I-X communications plan. She supported the guest operations for the launch of the Ares...

2011-06-14 16:15:00

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is inviting the public to view a test version of the agency's next spacecraft that will carry humans into deep space. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, which NASA announced last month would be the agency's deep space crew module based on the original work on the Orion capsule, will make three stops as it travels by truck from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in...


Latest Project Constellation 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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