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After months of debate about the future of the US space program, the Senate's Commerce, Science and Transportation committee unanimously passed a plan on Thursday to postpone retirement of the nationâ€™s fleet of space shuttles.
PROMONTORY, Utah, July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Engineers and technicians at Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) and NASA have completed installation work on the second Ares I First Stage five-segment Development Motor (DM-2), in preparation for its static-fire, which is currently scheduled for early September. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100707/CG31370) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100707/CG31370) The Ares I First Stage is the largest solid rocket motor ever...
DENVER, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orion crew exploration vehicle has successfully completed the Phase 1 Safety Review of NASA's Human Rating Requirements for space exploration in low Earth orbit and beyond.
Aerospace giant Boeing is hard at work developing a new spaceship that will fly astronauts to and from the International Space Station, as the NASA space shuttle program is soon to be retired.
NEW ORLEANS, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orion crew exploration vehicle took shape as the two halves of the crew module were fused together at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, La.
HAMPTON, Va., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What goes up must come down, and it will be NASA Langley Research Center's job to make sure that when astronauts return from space, they land safely. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) On June 8, NASA Langley will break ground on a $1.7 million Hydro Impact Basin that will serve to validate and certify that future space vehicles, such as Orion, are designed for safe water landings. The water impact basin will be 115...
LEAMINGTON SPA, United Kingdom, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of technology and services that empowers client innovation and decision-making, announced today that Martin Jones has joined its Altair ProductDesign (PD) consultancy division to lead the full development of an innovative new urban electric vehicle (EV).
SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, successfully completed a second set of hot-fire test sequences of its R-1E 25-pound thrust, bipropellant engine.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, along with NASA and the Lockheed Martin-led Orion industry team, successfully launched the first integrated Orion launch abort system flight test today. Conducted at the U.S.
WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Pad Abort 1 flight test, a launch of the abort system designed for the Orion crew vehicle, lifted off at 7 a.m. MDT Thursday at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) near Las Cruces, N.M.
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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