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  • Orion pressure vessel moved to test stand at KSC

    Derek RichardsonMay 1st, 2016

    The Exploration Mission 1 Orion spacecraft scheduled to fly around the Moon in 2018 was moved to a test stand to assess the structural integrity of the vehicle's underlying structure—the pressure vessel. This is just the latest step the spacecraft has undertaken in the lead up to its next flight.

  • Cage match for next Orion capsule at Kennedy Space Center

    Joe LatrellFebruary 8th, 2016

    After a quick trip from Louisiana to Florida via the Super Guppy transport, the latest Orion crew module was mated with the "birdcage" – a structural assembly system. This is just the latest step in the lead up to the fully integrated flight of Orion and NASA's Space Launch System booster – slated for late 2018.

  • Full scale mockup of NASA’s Orion spacecraft completed in lead up to 2018 EM-1 mission

    Jason RhianMay 13th, 2015

    In Littleton, Colorado, Lockheed Martin has completed the construction of a full-scale mockup of NASA’s new crew-rated spacecraft, Orion. This Orion crew module and adapter full-scale mockup was transferred to the Orion Test Lab (OTL ) on May 13, 2015, so that it can be used to prepare Orion for its second flight into the black on Exploration […]

  • NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission gains steam – if not an overarching program

    Jason RhianDecember 21st, 2014

    In April of 2010, President Barack Obama announced that NASA would take a new direction, part of that new path would include a crewed mission to an asteroid. This past week, NASA announced that it has made progress toward what that mission would actually look like. NASA’s Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot spoke with members of the […]