Tag Archives: Orion

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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