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MXP Series Switchers Help Oversee Launch of First Phase of the Journey to Mars MARIETTA, Ga., Dec.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Upon successful launch and recovery of the Orion spacecraft on Friday White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John P.
Major Milestone on Agency's Journey to Mars WASHINGTON, Dec.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec.
Governor declares Orion Space Exploration Day Coinciding with historic NASA Launch DENVER, Dec. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gov.
NASA’s plan to conduct a manned mission to Mars is scheduled to take one giant leap forward on Thursday morning with the maiden test flight of the Orion spacecraft which will be used to transport astronauts to the Red Planet.
Campaign Showcases How "The Next Giant Leap into Space begins in Colorado" DENVER, Nov.
HAMPTON, Va., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media representatives are invited to view a full-sized test version of the Orion crew module at 1:30 p.m.
As NASA prepares for a 2021 launch of the new Orion spacecraft, astronauts have begun their training in an Orion-based simulator. These training sessions are the first since NASA retired the previous space shuttle simulators.
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....
Orion Nebula -- Discovered 1610 by Nicholas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc. Located at a distance of about 1,600 (or perhaps 1,500) light years, the Orion Nebula is the brightest diffuse nebula in the sky, visible to the naked eye, and rewarding in telescopes of every size, from the smallest glasses to the greatest Earth-bound observatories and the Hubble Space Telescope. It is the main part of a much larger cloud of gas and dust which extends over 10 degrees well over half the constellation...