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Orion Space Mission

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  • 10 things you might now know about space

    10 things you might now know about space
    Russia's Phobos-Grunt spacecraft, a Mars probe that malfunctioned, is expected to fall back into Earth's atmosphere as early as this weekend. It will crash to our planet's surface, but is unlikely to hurt anyone on the ground. These 10 facts won't hurt...
  • Apollo 13 Astronaut Reflects on Final Shuttle Mission

    Apollo 13 Astronaut Reflects on Final Shuttle Mission
    With the touchdown of space shuttle Atlantis, it's the end of an era for NASA.  As the shuttle program draws to a close, at least one astronaut says we've accomplished much to be proud of and there's plenty of hope for the future. Between lunar orbit and...
  • Mailbag: Give artists some leeway on parking

    It is nice living here in a small town where folks watch out after one another. It sometimes seems to me like it is us against the world, and in a community of artists these times can be tight even without floods. The Sawdust Art Festival is made up of...
  • This is not Buzz Aldrin's space chow

    This is not Buzz Aldrin's space chow
    Michele Perchonok sat contemplating a shrink-wrapped brick of freeze-dried mac and cheese just outside the test kitchen at NASA's Johnson Space Center. The dish has been served countless times on the space shuttle and International Space Station. When...
  • Yardney Technical Of Stonington Enters Deal To Make Batteries For Electric Cars

    Yardney Technical Products Inc. of Stonington said Monday that it has entered a joint venture with California-based Coda Automotive to produce lithium-ion batteries for Coda's upcoming all-electric car. The joint venture, Coda Battery Systems LLC, has...
  • Ares I backers work to save rocket, despite White House wishes

     
    CAPE CANAVERAL — The day after President Obama visited Kennedy Space Center last week to unveil his new vision for NASA, the manager of the moon program that Obama wants to kill told his team to draw up plans in case Obama fails to win congressional...
  • Happy Birthday, Hubble; No cake but NASA's space telescope still peers back in time

     
    A collection of astounding images captured by the space telescope millions of years after they occurred in other distant galaxies....
  • Kosmas, Hutchison: Extend shuttle era

     
    U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, and U.S. Rep. Suzanne Kosmas, D-New Smyrna Beach, today penned a letter in The Hill (available here and below) that calls on NASA “to slow the flight rate of the remaining [three] space shuttle missions&#...
  • NASA’s test of Orion’s abort system apparently successful

     
    WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. (AP) — NASA engineers catapulted the new Orion crew capsule about a mile into the air Thursday morning as hundreds of people gathered to watch. The launch at White Sands Missile Range in the barren southern New Mexico...
  • More salvos fired in NASA moon program fight

     
    WASHINGTON — The congressional battle over NASA’s future has morphed into trench warfare, as neither proponents nor opponents of the agency’s troubled Constellation moon rocket program has been able to overcome the legislative gridlock. The...
  • Watchdog: NASA plans for Constellation alternative not illegal

     
    In the first part of an investigation into whether NASA has broken the law by trying to cancel the Constellation program against Congressional wishes, government auditors found that NASA has not done anything illegal in planning to replace the agency's...
  • NASA order may force shutdown of Constellation moon-rocket program

     
    By Robert Block  Orlando Sentinel Space Editor CAPE CANAVERAL – In a surprise move, NASA has told the major contractors working on its troubled Constellation moon rocket program that they are in violation of federal spending rules — and must...