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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NASA's Orion spacecraft arrives at launch pad for tests
NASA's Orion spacecraft arrives at launch pad for tests

 NASA's Orion spacecraft, which is designed to carry astronauts to deep space destinations like Mars, arrived Wednesday at its launch pad - Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

NASA's Orion spacecraft to be unveiled Monday
NASA's Orion spacecraft to be unveiled Monday

 NASA's Orion spacecraft is all set to be revealed to the world Monday in the space agency's first step towards sending humans to deep space.

NASA's Orion spacecraft complete, ready for first test flight
NASA's Orion spacecraft complete, ready for first test flight

The US space agency, NASA on Thursday put the finishing touches on its Orion spacecraft designed to take humans into deep space.

Have you sent your name to Mars?
Have you sent your name to Mars?

Would you like to imprint your name on the surface of the Red Planet? NASA is giving you a chance to send your name to Mars via its Orion spacecraft, scheduled for a test flight Dec 4.

NASA, US Navy complete recovery tests for Orion spacecraft

NASA and the US Navy have completed the second round of practice recoveries of the Orion spacecraft, which is designed to take humans to the Moon, asteroids and eventually to Mars.

NASA`s Orion spacecraft passes most complex parachute test

The US space agency, NASA, has successfully completed the most complex and flight-like test of the Orion spacecraft`s parachute system on Wednesday.

‘Orion’ deep space vehicle on time for 2014 test: NASA

The first test mission of a new deep space capsule that could one day take humans to Mars is on track for September 2014, the US space agency said Tuesday.

NASA`s 1st-ever deep space craft Orion comes to life

NASA`s first-ever deep space craft, Orion, has been powered on for the first time.

NASA feels pinch of US government shutdown: ex-official

The nearly two-week-long US government shutdown has had a marked effect on NASA as most of its employees were laid off and many programmes and experiments halted, a former NASA official said.

NASA releases new imagery of asteroid mission

NASA has released new photos and video animations depicting the agency`s planned mission to find, capture, redirect, and study a near-Earth asteroid.

NASA Orion spacecraft passes significant design milestone

NASA’s Orion spacecraft has passed a significant design milestone by completing the Orion Project’s preliminary design review (PDR), and thus taking a major step toward building the next crew exploration vehicle.