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NASA Launches Orion on 1st Test Flight

An unmanned version of NASA‘s Orion spacecraft launched after 7 a.m. Eastern time Friday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to carry out a test flight to determine its potential for human exploration of the solar system. The Wall Street Journal reports Orion will work to reach an altitude of up …

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Charlie Bolden Details NASA’s FY 2015 Space Mission Budget Priorities

NASA has released a fiscal year 2015 budget proposal Tuesday that seeks funding for manned deep-space exploration, observatory and private spacecraft development programs, TheWire.com reported Tuesday. Danielle Wiener-Bronner writes Charlie Bolden, NASA administrator, detailed the agency’s budget priorities for the coming fiscal year on Tuesday via teleconference. The website reports that …

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Report: U.S., Russia Continue to Cooperate on Space Programs

NASA officials have said the collaboration between U.S. and Russia for space initiatives have yet to be affected by existing political tensions between the two countries, Politico reported Wednesday. Leigh Munsil writes Meredith McKay, deputy director for human exploration and operations of the international and interagency relations office at NASA, …

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NASA Pushes Back Deadline for Student Design Contest

NASA has extended the deadlines for the Exploration Design Challenge, a student competition meant for NASA and Lockheed Martin‘s Orion spacecraft that is set to be launched in September 2014. The space agency said the new deadline for payload design notebooks for Exploration Flight Test-1 from high school students will …

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Navy Retrieves NASA’s Orion Capsule in Dockside Demo

The U.S. Navy has recovered a mock-up NASA spacecraft from a well deck filled with water during a dockside demonstration at Norfolk Naval Station, the Virginian-Pilot reported Aug. 16. Diane Tennant writes Navy crews aboard five small vessels towed the Orion model capsule into the well deck of transport dock …

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NASA Planning Lockheed Orion Test Flight in 2014

NASA revealed plans Tuesday on the Federal Business Opportunities procurement website for an unmanned test flight of its Orion space capsule. According to NextGov.com, NASA said this flight will test the entry, descent and landing functions, including the heat shield, propulsion, guidance, navigation, control and parachute recovery systems of the …

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