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Most people are familiar with the space shuttle as the current primary means for NASA to carry astronauts into space -- however as the final flights of this complex and impressive machine are prepared, the design of the next space transportation system is being debated.
NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- After 37 years and 136 tanks delivered, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) production of the Space Shuttle External Tank (ET) has come to an end at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, under contract to Lockheed Martin, successfully completed development injector testing for the 7500-pound thrust Orion main engine (OME) for NASA's Orion crew exploration vehicle.
The debate over the future of the US space program is expected to be at least partially resolved on Wednesday.
In the news release, Orion Announces Enhancements to Advisor Desktop, issued 27-Sep-2010 by Orion Advisor Services, LLC over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the second paragraph, third sentence in the About Orion Advisor Services, LLC boilerplate, should read "Today, the firm empowers over 175 advisors with the most comprehensive back-office solution available and administrates more than $40 billion in assets for more than 350,000 accounts" rather than "Today, the firm...
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CORRECTION - Number of flights of DM-2 motor cases and specific missions flown (The number of flights the DM-2 motor cases had flown was erroneously reported. The correct number is 59. The earliest mission the cases flew was STS-3.
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...
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