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Dec 05, 2014

Orion Returns to Earth with a Triumphant Pacific Splash Down4

"Every system on the spacecraft functioned by the book -- from start to finish," NASA's Rob Navias reported from Mission Control....More
Dec 05, 2014

The Rise of Orion

"It was just magnificent, a dawn launch," said NASA astronaut Rex Walheim, who flew aboard NASA's final space shuttle mission, STS-135, in July 2011....More
Dec 05, 2014

Exploration Flight Test-1: Orion's "Trial by Fire" is Underway1

"Very exciting," said Mark Geyer, NASA's Orion project manager. "The launch itself was just a blast. We're looking forward for the rest of the day."....More
Dec 05, 2014

NASA slips Orion EM-1 readiness to 20182

A precise launch date for the 2018 flight test has not been set, though NASA is expected to determine a new target date by late spring 2015....More
Dec 05, 2014

NASA slips Orion EM1 flight to 2018

A precise launch date for the 2018 flight test has not been set, though NASA is expected to determine a new target date by late spring 2015....More
Dec 04, 2014

Launch Teams Hustle To Place Orion In Orbit Early Friday After Scrub

"We'll go make sure we have a happy rocket," vowed United Launch Alliance COO Dan Collins. "As soon as we do that, we will get back to the pad and....More
Dec 04, 2014

Delta IV issues, Winds Scrub Orion's Exploration Flight Test-1 Debut

NASA, Lockheed Martin look to a second launch attempt on Friday at 7:05 a.m., EST....More
Dec 04, 2014

New Date for Proton Launch of Astra 2G a Moving Target1

ILS says a spare Briz-M gyro unit in Baikonur is being swapped for the faulty one, which was removed and sent back to the manufacturer last week....More
Nov 23, 2014

U. S. Italian and Russian Astronauts Dock with International Space Station1

"I know I have done nothing special to be the first Italian woman to fly to space," said European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti....More
Nov 20, 2014

ATK Body Language Hints at Russian Engine for Antares1

Ahead of merger, ATK assessed “political risks” of Orbital's new engine choice....More
Nov 17, 2014

Philae Mission Winds Down As Rosetta Orbiter Enters New Science Phase3

As the probe's last science data was relayed to Earth Nov. 15, its power rapidly depleted....More
Nov 15, 2014

Goodbye, Philae?1

The lander lost contact with ground controllers early this morning, but not before they sent commands to rotate the probe's solar panels to glean....More
Nov 14, 2014

ESA May Shift Philae Lander to Get More Sun

With the clock ticking, mission managers weigh a plan to shift Philae's position and gain more exposure to the sun....More
Nov 14, 2014

Researchers Point to Supermassive Black Hole as Elusive Neutrino Source

"Figuring out where high energy neutrinos come from is one of the biggest problems in astrophysics today," said Yang Bai, University of Wisconsin at....More
Nov 13, 2014

Philae's Landing, as Envisioned by Mission Planners

An illustrated guide to Philae's deployment and landing on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, with the proble's thrusters, landing gear, harpoons and....More
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