Orion

11.24.15
NASA tests Orion spacesuit in low-gravity environment
11.24.15

NASA tests Orion spacesuit in low-gravity environment

The agency is taking the new spacesuit for a spin aboard a C9 aircraft that can simulate weightlessness.

By M. Moon,   11.24.15
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11.04.15
NASA wants to hire more astronauts
11.04.15

NASA wants to hire more astronauts

After years of sitting tight, NASA is once again recruiting astronauts.

By J. Fingas,   11.04.15
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10.22.15
NASA's Space Launch System inches even closer to flight
10.22.15

NASA's Space Launch System inches even closer to flight

Dear NASA, need volunteers for the first ride? Where do we sign up?

By C. Velazco,   10.22.15
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09.27.15
NASA preps Orion heat shield for its first flight aboard the SLS
09.27.15

NASA preps Orion heat shield for its first flight aboard the SLS

The space agency had to redesign its top layer to be tougher for the sake of the capsule's future missions.

By M. Moon,   09.27.15
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09.21.15
NASA enlists student help with Mars mission design challenge
09.21.15

NASA enlists student help with Mars mission design challenge

College student can submit ideas on how to slow NASA's manned spacecraft as it approaches the surface of Mars.

By B. Steele,   09.21.15
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09.19.15
Recommended Reading: What will astronauts eat while exploring Mars?
09.19.15

Recommended Reading: What will astronauts eat while exploring Mars?

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web.

By B. Steele,   09.19.15
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09.16.15
NASA delays Orion capsule's first manned flight until 2023
09.16.15

NASA delays Orion capsule's first manned flight until 2023

NASA's Orion capsule is now scheduled to launch for the first time with a crew on board "no later than April 2023." It will eventually take astronauts to Mars.

By B. Steele,   09.16.15
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12.20.14
Here's what astronauts aboard Orion will see during re-entry
12.20.14

Here's what astronauts aboard Orion will see during re-entry

Most of us will never be astronauts -- sorry to break it to ya -- but we can at least pretend to b...

By M. Moon,   12.20.14
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12.18.14
NASA delays 'capture the asteroid' plan until next year
12.18.14

NASA delays 'capture the asteroid' plan until next year

Now that the ESA has landed on a comet, NASA wants to do them one better: capture an entire astero...

By S. Dent,   12.18.14
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