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Orion Splashdown Tests Ensure Safe Landings For Astronauts

18,000-pound test article that mimics the size and weight of NASA’s Orion spacecraft crew module NASA. — The Orion program recently completed a final series of water impact tests in…

Spacex Falcon to launch first commercial re-supply of station October 7th.

NASA – SpaceX and NASA continue to prepare for the company’s first Commercial Resupply Services, or CRS, mission to the International Space Station aboard the Dragon capsule. The SpaceX CRS…

Space Launch System Passes Major Agency Review, Moves to Preliminary Design

WASHINGTON — The rocket that will launch humans farther into space than ever before passed a major NASA review Wednesday. The Space Launch System (SLS) Program completed a combined System…

NASA Selects Space Launch System Advanced Booster Proposals

WASHINGTON — NASA has selected six proposals to improve the affordability, reliability and performance of an advanced booster for the Space Launch System (SLS). The awardees will develop engineering demonstrations…

NASA’S Orion Arrives At Kennedy, Work Underway For First Launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — More than 450 guests at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida welcomed the arrival of the agency’s first space-bound Orion spacecraft Monday, marking a major milestone…

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NASA Space Launch System Core Stage Moves From Concept to Design

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The nation’s space exploration program is taking a critical step forward with a successful major technical review of the core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS),…

What is the future of Spaceflight? SLS, SpaceX, Virgin Galactic?

Looking at the future of manned spaceflight, and even the future of non-manned spaceflight can be confusing. There are so many players building launch capability for the U.S. it can…

Debate to begin on smallest NASA budget since 2006

On May 8 the U.S. House of Representatives will begin debate on a 2013 appropriations bill that could cut NASA’s budget by more than $200 million, gives NASA some NOAA…