Orion

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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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12.13.14
Recommended Reading: The Orion capsule's great radiation test
12.13.14

Recommended Reading: The Orion capsule's great radiation test

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12.07.14
Relive Orion's deep-space test flight in pictures and videos
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12.07.14

Relive Orion's deep-space test flight in pictures and videos

On December 5th, NASA's Orion capsule successfully lifted off from its platform at Cape Canaveral...

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12.05.14
NASA's Orion capsule begins its 3,600-mile journey into outer space
12.05.14

NASA's Orion capsule begins its 3,600-mile journey into outer space

NASA's Orion capsule has blasted off on the farthest journey into space anyone has ever attempted...

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12.03.14
NASA's mission countdown clock is getting a digital upgrade
12.03.14

NASA's mission countdown clock is getting a digital upgrade

NASA's launch clock is finally moving into the digital age. The new countdown timer sports a 1280...

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