Orion Spacecraft News
Time Lapse Shows Construction of NASA's Giant Rocket Test Stand
NASA completed work — which began in May 2014 — on a giant structure that will be used to test fuel tanks of the Space Launch System rocket.
Space Race to Mars: Boeing CEO Says They Will Land People First
The race to the red planet is on, as Boeing claims its rocket will beat SpaceX 's to put the first humans on Mars . Less than a week after SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveiled his ambitious plans to colonize Mars, the CEO of Boeing announced his company also had its sights set on shuttling people to the
Nozzle of Rocket Booster Blows Apart During NASA Test Firing
NASA has released new slow-motion footage showing the June 28 test of a booster that will help power the Space Launch System, a rocket that will allow for deep-space missions including a hoped-for trip to Mars.
NASA's Mars-Bound Rocket Booster Passes a Key Test
NASA fired up one of the rocket boosters powering the Space Launch System today, successfully completing a key test. The agency plans to use the rocket for future deep space missions, including a crewed trip to the Red Planet in the 2030s. The booster rumbled to life this morning, breathing fire
NASA Engineers Suit Up for Orion Spacecraft Test
The astronauts who will one day ride into deep space on board NASA's Orion spacecraft will need to be comfortable enough in their suits to operate the controls inside the vessel. While those missions are many years away, engineers at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston are already evaluating how
NASA Successfully Fires Rocket Designed for Deep Space Missions
The engine is one of four powering NASA's Space Launch System, which will provide a combined 2 million pounds of thrust, eventually launching humans on long-haul missions to an asteroid and to Mars sometime in the 2030s, according to NASA.
NASA Successfully Fires Rocket Engine Designed for Deep Space Missions
NASA said it has cleared a milestone in the path to ushering in the next era of human space exploration after successfully firing one of its rocket engines intended for use in deep space missions. The space agency fired an RS-25 rocket engine for 500 seconds on Thursday. The engine is one of four
NASA Prepares Orion Spacecraft for Its First Big Mission
The Orion space capsule is expected one day to carry astronauts to Mars , but for now, NASA is busy getting the vessel ready for its first big exploration mission to the moon. The conical-shaped Orion crew module pressure vessel arrived at Florida's Kennedy Space Center this month from NASA's
One Direction Teams With NASA for New ‘Drag Me Down’ Music Video
One Direction’s new music video for their song “Drag Me Down” takes the super boy band toward a whole new world: space. Harry Styles , Niall Horan , Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne are wearing actual NASA space suits for the video that was shot at the agency’s Johnson Space Center Houston in
Orion Returns From Road Trip: What's Next for 'America's Spacecraft'
After a trip to space, a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean and a cross-country road trip, the Orion spacecraft is finally back home in Florida. Nicknamed "America's spacecraft," Orion completed the final installment of its epic maiden voyage when it arrived at NASA 's Kennedy Space Center on