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NASA's Orion Sees Flawless Fairing Separation in Second Test

The three panel or fairings encapsulating a stand-in for Orion’s service module successfully detach during a test Nov. 6, 2013 at Lockheed Martin’s facility in Sunnyvale, Calif. Image Credit: Lockheed Martin

The three massive panels protecting a test version of NASA’s Orion multipurpose crew vehicle successfully fell away from the spacecraft Wednesday in a [...]

Boeing's CST-100 Spacecraft One Step Closer to Space With Thruster Tests

One of Boeing’s CST-100 thrusters glows red-hot during a recent test on its orbital maneuvering and attitude control system (OMAC) in Las Cruces, N.M. This test brings the spacecraft closer to fulfilling its commercial crew missions. Photo Credit: Boeing

Boeing’s CST-100 spacecraft-steering jets, which are part of the ship’s orbital maneuvering and attitude control [...]

Orion Parachute Failure Test Validates Design's Abilities

NASA tested the Orion spacecraft’s parachute design again today in Yuma, Arizona. Today’s failure test saw one of the parachutes forced to fail on purpose to see if the remaining two could successfully lower the spacecraft safely to the ground. Photo Credit: NASA

NASA conducted a failure test of the Orion spacecraft’s parachute design [...]

Retro Space Images: Smiles All Around

Photo Credit: NASA / Retro Space Images

The “Good Ole Days” — Gemini 11 astronauts Dick Gordon and Pete Conrad are welcomed aboard the recovery ship U.S.S. Guam on September 15, 1966.

 

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Boeing Completes PDR Milestone for CST-100 Commercial Spacecraft

Boeing has accomplished a key milestone toward having their CST-100 spacecraft deliver astronauts to orbit. Photo Credit: Jason Rhian / AmericaSpace

According to a NASA news release, Boeing has completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) that will allow the company’s Crew Space Transportation, or “CST-100,” space capsule to be mated with the [...]

Launch Abort System Delivered to KSC in Preparation for Orion's First Flight

NASA has received the Launch Abort System which will be used on the first flight of the space agency’s Orion spacecraft, currently scheduled to take launch in September 2014. Photo Credit: ATK

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Preparations to send the first Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle into orbit has passed yet another milestone on the road [...]

All Systems GO For Supersonic Skydive From The Edge Of Space Next Week

Felix Baumgartner moments before jumping from an altitude of just over 71,000 feet last March. The jump was a dress rehearsal for a planned record breaking jump from 120,000 feet October 8. Photo Credit: Jay Nemeth / Red Bull Content Pool

Felix Baumgartner moments before jumping from an altitude of just over 71,000 feet last March. The jump was a dress rehearsal for a planned record breaking jump from 120,000 feet October 8. Photo Credit: Jay Nemeth / Red Bull Content Pool

The countdown is on for a record-breaking jump attempt from the edge of [...]