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Orionid meteor shower to dazzle US skies as it peaks later this week!

Orionid meteor shower to dazzle US skies as it peaks later this week!

The shower appears to emerge from the constellation Orion – one of the brightest groups of stars in the sky, which is why the name.

`Cannibalism` between stars

`Cannibalism` between stars

During each episode, the star is consuming the equivalent of one Earth mass every ten days.  

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.

NASA assembles first pieces for deep space mission

NASA assembles first pieces for deep space mission

In a small yet significant to send astronauts to Mars, NASA engineers have welded together the first two segments of the Orion crew module that will fly atop NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on a mission beyond the far side of the moon.

NASA reveals space successes of 2014

NASA reveals space successes of 2014

 NASA has achieved a lot in space exploration in 2014, including taking giant steps on Mars, testing cutting-edge technologies and making scientific discoveries while studying our changing Earth and the infinite universe .

NASA drone captures Orion splash down

 A drone detected NASA's unmanned spacecraft Orion splash down into the Pacific Ocean, 600 miles south-west of San Diego.

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.

Orion launch is trial by fire for Apollo-era heat shield

NASA`s Orion vehicle aims to carry humans farther into space than ever before, but its protective heat shield is basically the same as that used for the Apollo Moon missions four decades ago.

NASA`s Orion pushes boundaries of human spaceflight

NASA`s Orion pushes boundaries of human spaceflight

A new US space capsule, Orion, circled the Earth twice before plunging into the ocean Friday in a flawless test flight that opened a new chapter in human deep space travel.

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.

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 counts down to Orion`s first step to Mars, poised to blast off today

NASA counts down to Orion`s first step to Mars, poised to blast off today

The Orion spacecraft, designed to carry humans farther in deep space than ever before, is poised to blast off Thursday in what NASA hailed as a first step in mankind`s journey to Mars.

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's Orion all set for December 4 test flight

NASA's Orion all set for December 4 test flight

Designed to carry astronauts to deep space destinations like Mars, NASA's Orion spacecraft is all set to blast off for its first test flight Dec 4.

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.

NASA prepares Orion capsule for debut deep-space test flight

NASA prepares Orion capsule for debut deep-space test flight

A NASA spacecraft designed to one day fly astronauts to Mars rolled out of its processing hangar at the US space agency`s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday to be prepared for a debut test flight in December.

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 Mars spacecraft gears up for maiden test flight

With just six months until its first scheduled trip to space in December this year, engineers at NASA`s Kennedy Space Center have begun the final assembly of Orion spacecraft that could take man to Mars.

Robots pave the way for human landing on Mars

With NASA rovers Curiosity and Opportunity relaying loads of information about the Red Planet, NASA is inching closer to a manned mission to Mars.