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