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Orion Space Mission

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  • Obama on future U.S. space exploration: Yes, but...

     
    Full text and commentary as Democratic president re-targets space plans on research; forget the Moon for now....
  • Nelson aims to save Ares I testing

     
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida had nothing but praise for President Barack Obama last week when the commander-in-chief visited Kennedy Space Center and touted a new White House plan to rely on commercial rockets to launch a new era of...
  • 50 years from now, will NASA still inspire?

    50 years from now, will NASA still inspire?
    The front hall of the National Air and Space Museum is a temple to man-made wonders. Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St.. Louis is here, suspended in mock flight near the Bell. X-1 that Chuck Yeager flew to break the sound barrier. But it's what sits...
  • Axing shuttle won't end as many jobs as feared, NASA says

    NASA plans to tell Congress today that the retirement of the space shuttle in 2010 won't result in as many job losses as initially anticipated, according to congressional sources and documents obtained by the Orlando Sentinel. A rosier forecast would...
  • 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...
  • Is NASA violating the law by killing moon program?

     
    WASHINGTON – Sixteen lawmakers have called on federal watchdogs to investigate whether NASA has broken the law in trying to shut down the agency’s moon rocket program. The legislators, who include U.S. Reps. Suzanne Kosmas, D-New Smyrna Beach, an...
  • Lawmakers want another NASA study

     
    WASHINGTON — More than a dozen U.S. House members today called on the White House to abandon its plans to cancel NASA’s Constellation moon rocket program and urged the agency to study ways it could continue developing its own spaceflight vehicles....
  • 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...