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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.