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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.
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To ensure that the future of the US space exploration program keeps its head above water, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center has partnered with the private sector to get Orion rolling out the door.
NASA has been steadily working on Orion, the Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, (or MPCV) and preparing it for its first journey beyond low Earth orbit in 2014. It’s first trip will be unmanned and meant to test the re-entry performance of the Orion capsule.
The Orion nebula is viewed, unsurprisingly, as a benchmark for star formation studies by astronomers; a true golden standard. Most of the established measurements of how stars form have been derived from observations of the Orion nebula.
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...
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