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Orion Spacecraft To Appear Alongside Shuttle Discovery
2012-04-17 04:08:37

A full-scale test version of the Orion spacecraft is one of several NASA-sponsored exhibits that will appear alongside space shuttle Discovery at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Washington Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Va. Discovery is scheduled to fly over the Washington area on Tuesday, April 17, and land at Dulles. A transfer ceremony of the shuttle to the National Air & Space Museum will take place on Thursday, April 19. In...

Florida Residents Suffer Loss Of Shuttle Program, California Benefits
2012-04-04 04:01:08

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com As the economy seems to be on the upswing, and the stock market rises to its highest point since 2008, one area in the U.S. has been fighting its own unemployment battle. Last year, president Barack Obama's plan to end the space shuttle program to give companies the chance to send astronauts and tourists to low-orbit space took its first step, as space shuttle Atlantis landed its last mission in July last year. Now, companies are scouring to try and get...

NASA Jet Stream Study Delayed
2012-03-15 08:22:35

A NASA five-rocket launch scheduled to begin at 12am on March 15 to study the jet stream´s current has been delayed due to an internal radio frequency interference problem with one of the rockets, according to a NASA update posted on its website. NASA engineers detected the malfunction as they prepared for the launch of the rockets, which were scheduled to blast off within five minutes of one another at NASA´s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia. “We...

Tile Makers Creating Orion Shield
2012-03-07 04:41:41

Workers recently began cutting and coating the first thermal protection system tiles — part of the heat shield that will protect an Orion spacecraft during an upcoming flight test which will simulate the re-entry speed and heating of returning from deep space. The tiles are made of the same material and coating as those used on the space shuttle's belly. On Orion, however, the tiles will be placed along the sides and top of the conical spacecraft. A separate heat shield akin to the...


Latest Project Constellation Reference Libraries

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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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