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2010-05-05 13:50:00

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, N.M. Often in a readiness review prior to any launch, there are open items that need to be closed before a mission gets the "go-ahead." If there is an issue with hardware or software, the launch date could be delayed until it is fixed. However, on April 22, the PA-1 team concluded that...

2010-04-30 12:55:00

BERLIN, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Graebert(TM) GmbH - one of the pioneering companies in high-performance CAD solutions for desktop and mobile devices - today announced several updates and industry acclaim for its recently announced ARES(TM) 2D/3D CAD software. ARES uses a common design interface and is the first CAD solution to run natively across Microsoft® Windows®, Apple® Mac® OS X and Linux®,...

2010-04-29 10:57:37

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the May 6 launch of the Pad Abort 1 flight test. The broadcast will begin at 8:30 a.m. EDT from the launch site at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range near Las Cruces, N.M. The launch window extends from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT, with liftoff targeted for the beginning of the window. Pad Abort 1 will be the first fully-integrated test of the launch abort system being developed for the Orion crew vehicle. The information gathered through the...

2010-04-19 16:05:00

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. Aerojet is providing all of the engines for Orion's crew and service modules for Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor to NASA for developing the Orion crew exploration vehicle as the nation's next generation spacecraft...

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2010-04-14 15:10:00

Former astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin are in disagreement over President Obama's new NASA directive, with Armstrong criticizing the president for revisions to America's space program that could affect the leadership of the country in the global space race. Armstrong, along with fellow astronauts James Lovell and Eugene Cernan, said the proposal is "devestating" in a letter obtained by NBC News. The letter was signed by all three men. The proposal, which Obama plans to...

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2010-04-13 13:50:00

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. Retiring the US Space Agency NASA's shuttle fleet has been proposed by Obama. Each of the three shuttles in the fleet have one more planned mission this year to bring supplies to the International Space Station (ISS). Obama also proposes cancelling George W. Bush's planned follow-up program which was for astronauts to...

2010-04-08 16:17:00

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. The test included more than 27,389 starts with 6,298 seconds of total burn time under a broad variety of conditions expected for NASA's Orion service module. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100408/SF83701) Aerojet is providing propulsion to Lockheed Martin for NASA's Orion crew exploration...

2010-04-08 07:44:46

NASA has set a launch date and a media preview day for its next flight test, called Pad Abort 1. The flight test is part of an ongoing mission to develop safer vehicles for human spaceflight applications. The test is scheduled for May 6, with a media preview day April 23. Registration deadlines for reporters planning to attend are as early as April 9. Pad Abort 1 will be the first fully integrated test of the launch abort system being developed for the Orion crew vehicle. The information...

2010-03-24 08:08:00

TROY, Mich., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to develop and commercialize an advanced bus platform that lowers the total cost of ownership and environmental impact of commercial buses, Altair ProductDesign moved one step closer today with the naming of Lake Orion, Mich.-based Odyssey Industries, Inc. as a fabrication partner for Altair's BUSolutions program. BUSolutions is a collaborative effort between public and private entities to research, develop and commercialize advanced...

2010-03-22 09:12:00

TROY, Mich., March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 600 professionals are expected to gather at Altair Engineering's 2010 Americas HyperWorks Technology Conference (HTC2010), one of the premier product lifecycle management (PLM) technology events in the advanced manufacturing community. Boeing's 787 Deputy Chief Structures Engineer, David Trop, will keynote day two of the three-day event to be held April 27-29 at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi, Mich. Trop's keynote will address...


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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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  • A unit of saved energy.
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