NASA’s Space Shuttle Successor And The “Man In The Tin Can” Solution
NASA’s revealed plans for manned human spaceflight, centering on the four-seat, conical Orion capsule.
How NASA's Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle Stacks Up (Infographic)
See how NASA's new Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, based on the Orion capsule, stacks up against other crewed spaceships in this SPACE.com infographic.
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In December 2014, a Delta IV Heavy rocket will thunder skywards from Florida, launching NASA’s first Orion spacecraft to an altitude that has not been achieved by a human spacecraft […]
NASA Orion Spacecraft Program
Drawing from more than 50 years of space flight research and development, Orion is designed to meet the evolving needs of our nation’s space program for decades to come. As the flagship of our nation’s next-generation space fleet, Orion will push the envelope of human spaceflight far beyond low Earth orbit. Orion may resemble its Apollo-era predecessors, but its technology and capability are light years apart. Orion features dozens of technology advancements and innovations that have been…
NASA's Space Launch System: A Bolder Mission
Space Launch System, or SLS, begins a bolder mission for NASA and the world -- a new era of exploration unlike anything we've done before.
Orion is NASA's next exploration spacecraft, designed to carry astronauts to destinations in deep space, including an asteroid and Mars. Orion's first flight in December 2014, Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1), will allow engineers to evaluate the systems critical to crew safety, the launch abort system, the heat shield and the parachute system.
Back Shell Tile Panels Installed on NASA's Orion Spacecraft
Inside the Operations and Checkout Building high bay at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, technicians dressed in clean-room suits have installed a back shell tile panel onto the Orion crew module and are checking the fit next to the middle back shell tile panel.
First Pieces of NASA’s Orion for Next Mission Come Together at Michoud
NASA is another small step closer to sending astronauts on a journey to Mars. On Saturday, engineers at the agency’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans welded together the first two segments of the Orion crew module that will fly atop NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on a mission beyond the far side of the moon.
Orion Spacecraft (@NASA_Orion)
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Spacesuit engineers demonstrate how four crew members would be arranged for launch inside the Orion spacecraft, using a mockup of the vehicle at Johnson Space Center. Photo credit: NASA/Robert Markowitz