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2014-03-10 12:21:10

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. EDT on Thursday, March 13, at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. The capsule recently arrived at Langley for testing that will examine how it performs under a variety of ocean landing conditions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO In the coming months, NASA researchers will conduct static and...

Astronauts Train In Orion Spacecraft Simulator
2013-09-27 17:26:55

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online 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. The Orion Exploration Mission-1 will carry humans farther into space than they’ve been for over 40 years, propelled by the Space Launch System, NASA’s newest heavy-lift rocket. As the Orion isn’t yet...

2013-05-17 23:19:23

Fiorentino Drag Test with United Space Alliance Successful Newport Beach, California (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Fiorentino Para-Anchor announces a successful on-water test of its parachute sea anchor which is scheduled to be deployed when NASA´s new Orion spacecraft returns from its first beyond low Earth orbit flight test. Representatives of Houston-based United Space Alliance, subcontractor to Lockheed Martin on the Orion project, watched the test in the harbor at Long Beach, CA. Zack...

NASA Employs Private Companies To Make Orion Project A Reality By 2014
2013-01-15 07:49:14

[Watch Video] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. By employing outside workers, NASA has provided a means to expedite the Orion spaceship building process from months to just days. Working with contractors from Lockheed Martin, NASA is working hard at Kennedy´s...

NASA Gets One Step Closer To An Orion Liftoff
2012-12-14 10:26:18

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online 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. When Orion is completed, it will be used to send astronauts farther away than any other spacecraft. Yesterday, NASA posted an update detailing the progress of Orion´s...

Orion Nebula Lives Behind Cluster Of Older Stars
2012-11-14 06:26:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A little over 400 years ago, French astronomer Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc first discovered the "fog" that is the Orion nebula. Located a mere 1,500 light years from our solar system, the Orion nebula is one of the great wonders of the night sky whose discovery is intimately associated with the early development of telescopes. Scientists have only realized the importance of the nebula in the last 60 years: the Orion nebula, like...


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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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2004-10-19 04:45:40

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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