Orion spacecraft

NASA's first SLS rocket launch faces delay until 2020

NASA's first SLS rocket launch faces delay until 2020

This mission, known as Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1) is a critical flight test for the agency's human deep space exploration goals. 

Nov 09, 2017, 15:41 PM IST
Vice President Mike Pence visits NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, gets an insider's look at America's multi-user spaceport

Vice President Mike Pence visits NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, gets an insider's look at America's multi-user spaceport

The Vice President started his visit at Shuttle Landing Facility, the former space shuttle landing strip now leased and operated by Space Florida. 

Jul 07, 2017, 09:38 AM IST
NASA's Orion spacecraft strikes off another milestone, performs well in safety tests!

NASA's Orion spacecraft strikes off another milestone, performs well in safety tests!

 While engineers are just getting started analysing the data, the test verified that the motor can fire within milliseconds when needed and will work as expected under high temperatures, according to NASA.

Jun 18, 2017, 14:48 PM IST
Technical and budget challenges may delay Mars spacecraft's first mission, says NASA

Technical and budget challenges may delay Mars spacecraft's first mission, says NASA

It cites delays in the development of the Orion service module, provided by the European Space Agency (ESA), as well as technical risks from changes in the design of the capsule's heat shield.

Apr 14, 2017, 21:30 PM IST
Manned mission to Mars and beyond: Donald Trump signs NASA bill to send humans to Red Planet by 2033

Manned mission to Mars and beyond: Donald Trump signs NASA bill to send humans to Red Planet by 2033

The bill, known as the NASA Transition Authorization Act, authorised $19.5 billion budget in spending for NASA for the fiscal year 2017.

Mar 22, 2017, 11:10 AM IST
NASA may send astronauts back to Moon during Donald Trump's first term in office

NASA may send astronauts back to Moon during Donald Trump's first term in office

US President Donald Trump seems to have taken a great interest in upcoming space explorations, particularly, in manned lunar landing mission.

Mar 14, 2017, 09:14 AM IST
NASA teams up with ESA to send humans to Moon by 2021

NASA teams up with ESA to send humans to Moon by 2021

The European Space Agency (ESA) and aerospace company Airbus have agreed with NASA to build a module for a second, manned mission that will fly around the moon as early as 2021, which will be launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA.

 

Feb 10, 2017, 14:16 PM IST
Journey to Mars: NASA invites media, social media to June deep space rocket booster test

Journey to Mars: NASA invites media, social media to June deep space rocket booster test

SLS and NASA’s Orion spacecraft will launch astronauts on missions to explore multiple destinations on the journey to Mars.

May 19, 2016, 12:08 PM IST
NASA upgrades Orion's thermal protection system for next mission

NASA upgrades Orion's thermal protection system for next mission

It consists of the spacecraft’s main heat shield that faces into the atmosphere on re-entry to slow the spaceship down and also the grid of tiles known as the back shell.

Nov 20, 2015, 18:15 PM IST

First manned flight to deeper space may be delayed to 2023

The first manned flight of the ambitious Orion spacecraft that will help humans land on Mars and other distant worlds may be delayed by two years to 2023, the US space agency announced.

Sep 17, 2015, 19:18 PM IST
Fly your name to Mars aboard NASA's next mission

Fly your name to Mars aboard NASA's next mission

 Mars enthusiasts around the world can send their name to the Red Planet aboard NASA's InSight Mars lander which is scheduled to be launched next year.

Aug 19, 2015, 17:24 PM IST
Orion spacecraft is safe and secure now, tweets NASA

Orion spacecraft is safe and secure now, tweets NASA

US space agency NASA on Saturday tweeted that Orion spacecraft is safe and secure after it splashed down in the Pacific Ocean approximately 600 southwest of San Diego Friday, wrapping up its first test flight that lasted about four and a half hours.

Dec 06, 2014, 10:28 AM IST
Orion spacecraft dawn of new chapter in space exploration: US

Orion spacecraft dawn of new chapter in space exploration: US

The successful test flight of the Orion spacecraft is the dawn of a new chapter in space exploration, the White House on Saturday said after NASA's unmanned spacecraft completed its first test flight.

Dec 06, 2014, 09:36 AM IST
NASA's Orion splashes down in Pacific Ocean after successful test flight

NASA's Orion splashes down in Pacific Ocean after successful test flight

NASA's new deep space capsule Orion made a safe splashdown in the Pacific Ocean after a dramatic test flight on Friday, ushering in a new era of human exploration aiming for Mars.

Dec 05, 2014, 16:56 PM IST

NASA postpones launch of new spacecraft

A valve malfunction on the Delta IV rocket meant to carry NASA's new Orion spacecraft from Cape Canaveral, Florida, for an unmanned test flight forced the postponement of the launch.

Dec 05, 2014, 00:39 AM IST
Wind gusts delay NASA's deep space capsule Orion launch

Wind gusts delay NASA's deep space capsule Orion launch

The first test launch of NASA's new deep space capsule, Orion, was delayed Thursday due to wind gusts, technical issues with the rocket and a misplaced boat off the coast.

Dec 04, 2014, 23:06 PM IST
NASA's Orion spacecraft set for test flight Thursday

NASA's Orion spacecraft set for test flight Thursday

In its bid to send astronauts to asteroids and eventually Mars in the future, the US space agency is all set for the Thursday launch of its ambitious exploration spacecraft Orion from the Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral air force station in Florida.

Dec 03, 2014, 17:24 PM IST
NASA gets new countdown clock just in time

NASA gets new countdown clock just in time

NASA has a new state-of-the-art space capsule on the launch pad and a new high-tech countdown clock to go with it.

Dec 03, 2014, 09:22 AM IST
NASA launching new Orion spacecraft on test flight

NASA launching new Orion spacecraft on test flight

NASA's quest to send astronauts out into the solar system begins this week with a two-laps-around-Earth test flight.

Dec 02, 2014, 09:19 AM IST