NASA's Orion for Exploration Mission-1 lifted for pressure testing

NASA's Orion for Exploration Mission-1 lifted for pressure testing

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The US space agency NASA has lifted Orion spacecraft crew module for Exploration Mission-1 to test stand for pressure testing in the Neil Armstrong Operations & Checkout Building at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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.

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.

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.

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.