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The new Orion crew capsule was successfully launched on Thursday as part of a test of its launch-abort system.
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.
With hundreds of tests and verifications officially complete, members of the Flight Test Readiness Review board unanimously agreed that Pad Abort 1 (PA-1) is ready for launch May 6 at White Sands Missile Range, NM
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NASA Television will provide live coverage of the May 6 launch of the Pad Abort 1 flight test.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, successfully completed a second series of vibration and altitude hot-fire tests on its 160-pound thrust mono-propellant rocket engine planned for use on NASA's Orion spacecraft.
Former astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin are in disagreement over President Obamaâ€™s new NASA directive.
President Barack Obama will be visiting Florida this week and plans to sell his ideas on US space exploration that could cut jobs in the state, as well as in Texas and Alabama.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, successfully completed 100 hot-fire test sequences of its R-1E 25-pound, thrust-bipropellant engine.
NASA has set a launch date and a media preview day for its next flight test, called Pad Abort 1.
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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