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  • Mission Accomplished

    SpaceX completes the first commercial mission to resupply the International Space Station.

  • Engineers check out IRVE-3 after a successful inflation system test

    IRVE-3 Flight Hardware Test

    The Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE-3), the third in a series of suborbital flight tests of new spacecraft reentry technology, is scheduled to launch from the Wallops Flight Facility this summer.

  • Mobile Aerospace Reconnaissance System (MARS) camera and telescope system on a gyro-stablized tracking mount

    Former Shuttle Booster Recovery Ship to Image SpaceX Launch

    The SCIFLI team will capture high definition video and thermal imagery of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule.

  • Jan. 06, 2012, Orion test article water landing test

    Orion Drop Test - Jan. 06, 2012

    After six months of testing, an 18,000 pound (8,165 kg) Orion mockup took its final splash into NASA's Hydro Impact Basin on Jan. 6.

  • Orion test article water landing drop test at Hydro Impact Basin

    Orion Drop Test - Dec. 13, 2011

    The eighth water landing test of the Orion test article in the Hydro Impact Basin.

  • Orion drop test at Hydro Impact Basin - Dec. 1, 2011

    Orion Continues to Make a Splash

    The Orion test article took its seventh splash into the Hydro Impact Basin Dec. 1.

  • MEDLI Sensor Support Electronics box

    MSL Entry, Descent and Landing Instrumentation (MEDLI)

    Sensors in MSL's heat shield feed NASA researchers' curiosity about high-speed flight in out-of-this-world atmospheres.

  • Astronaut Nick Patrick.

    Awards Take Team by STORRM

    Earlier this week, presenters at the Sensor Test for Orion Relative Navigation Risk Mitigation (STORRM) Project Award Ceremony at NASA’s Langley Research Center noted challenges overcome, the work of those who met those challenges and how that work would continue.

  • MPCV water landing drop test

    What Goes Up Must Come Down

    An Orion media day gave NASA the opportunity to show off its researchers and Hydro Impact Basin facility.

  • Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle first Phase 1 boilerplate test article water landing test

    Orion Phase 1 Drop Test

    Engineers conducted the first test as part of Phase 1 of the Orion boilerplate test article at NASA's Langley Research Center, on Oct. 18.