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2014-12-04 23:10:35

Watch the Orion spacecraft splashdown live on December 4, from 11 am - 1 pm in The Dome at the Science Museum of Virginia. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) December 04,

orion trial by fire
2014-10-08 16:20:37

As the flight test of NASA's Orion spacecraft nears, the agency released Wednesday a video -- called "Trial By Fire" -- detailing the spacecraft's test and the critical systems engineers will evaluate during the Dec. 4 flight.

2014-08-06 20:20:52

Team Progressing Toward Exploration Flight Test-1 LOS ANGELES, Aug 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a simulated ocean recovery of an Orion spacecraft test article, Lockheed Martin [NYSE:

Parachutes For NASA's Orion Spacecraft Passed Most Difficult Test
2014-06-25 03:21:47

NASA completed the most complex and flight-like test of the parachute system for the agency's Orion spacecraft on Wednesday.

Rehearsal To Bring Back Our Spaceplane
2014-06-24 03:22:15

ESA Yesterday, the ship and crew aiming to recover Europe’s unmanned IXV spacecraft in November had a practice run off the coast of Tuscany, Italy. They retrieved a prototype of the suborbital IXV Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle, the same model flown last year in a splashdown test off the east coast of Sardinia. A crane dropped the two-tonne vehicle into the water for the crew to practice the tricky maneuvers they will use when the real thing splashes down in the Pacific Ocean...

Unveiling The Dragon: Elon Musk Shows Off New Astronaut Spacecraft
2014-05-30 06:57:12

SpaceX has been spearheading American-based commercial space ventures for quite some time now, proving its worth as a launch provider for International Space Station supply runs with its Dragon spacecraft.

Month-Long ISS Mission Ends Successfully For SpaceX's Dragon With South Pacific Splashdown
2014-05-19 05:41:02

After spending 28 days in space docked at the International Space Station, Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX) CRS-3 mission comes to an end after the Dragon capsule splashes down in the Pacific Ocean.

Orion Underway Recovery Testing Begins
2014-02-19 09:06:37

About a hundred miles off the coast of San Diego, in the Pacific Ocean, a U.S. Navy ship’s well deck filled with water as underway recovery operations began Feb. 18 on a test version of NASA's Orion crew module to prepare for its first mission, Exploration Flight Test-1, in September.

NASA Wants To Know If You Spot Orion Traveling Across The US
2013-12-14 03:49:40

A test version of NASA’s Orion spacecraft is hitting the road for the next few weeks, making its way across the country to recovery tests off the coast of California.


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plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
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