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2010-07-06 13:24:00

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. The NASA/Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Orion team earned the approval from NASA's Constellation Safety & Engineering Review Panel (CSERP) upon completion of the review, an essential requirement for the Orion program to move forward to the Critical Design Review and Phase 2 Safety...

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2010-06-29 05:50:00

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. The new Boeing space capsule is a project using a recent $18 million award from NASA to advance technology necessary for commercial construction of space transportation systems. It is one of many efforts by different companies in the US to develop and build new spacecraft to fill the void by the...

2010-06-15 11:04:00

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. The Lockheed Martin Orion team welded the forward cone assembly to the aft barrel assembly using the next generation friction stir weld process. The 445-inch long weld is the longest such weld of its kind and will ensure optimal structural integrity for the harsh environments of space flight....

2010-06-02 11:33:00

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...

2010-05-26 08:30:00

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). Jones joins Altair from Tata Technologies where he was responsible for leading vehicle development programs. He has a broad range...

2010-05-21 15:48:00

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. This second test included more than 17,250 seconds of total burn time, demonstrating engine flexibility to operate under a broad variety of conditions expected for NASA's Orion service module. Initial test results indicate the engine performed successfully in simulated space-flight mission...

2010-05-06 18:05:00

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. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, the test drew more than 1,100 attendees including space industry leaders, NASA center dignitaries and Congressional representatives. Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor to NASA...

2010-05-06 13:12:00

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. The flight lasted about 135 seconds from launch until the crew module touchdown about a mile north of the launch pad. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The flight was the first...

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2010-05-06 14:40:00

The new Orion crew capsule was successfully launched on Thursday as part of a test of its launch-abort system. The launch-abort system catapulted the capsule from a desert launch pad at 7 a.m. and reached speeds of about 450 mph in just 2.5 seconds.  The capsule landed about a mile north of the launch site as hundreds of onlookers clapped and cheered. The Orion launch-abort system is designed to whisk astronauts and the capsule to safety in case a problem on the launch pad occurs...

2010-05-06 11:12:00

WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Within 97 seconds of an initial 500,000-pound blast of solid rocket motor thrust, Orion completed its first successful flight test of the launch abort system at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range near Las Cruces, New Mexico at 7 a.m. MT. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), the prime contractor to NASA for the Orion crew exploration vehicle, led the industry team's development effort on this new system that will significantly improve...


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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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