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  • Phoenix descending to Mars.

    Six Minutes of Terror

    For Jill Prince, and others who have attempted to land a vehicle on Mars, "six minutes of terror" is an all too familiar phrase.

  • MPCV BTA splash test at LaRC HIB, July 2011

    Hydro Impact Basin

    NASA is using the Hydro Impact Basin to certify the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle for water landings.

  • Astronaut Gus Grissom

    Liberty Bell 7 50th Anniversary

    Astronaut Gus Grissom climbed into his 'Liberty Bell 7' spacecraft on July 21, 1961, and launchedat 7:20 a.m. that morning. His was the second U.S. manned suborbital flight.

  • HIB splash test July 21, 2011

    Testing NASA's Next Deep Space Vehicle

    NASA's 22,000-lb mockup of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle begins water landing certification tests.

  • Atlantis' final launch.

    Still Nervous, After 30 Years of Launches

    NASA Langley's Pearl Young Theater was packed with people to see the space shuttle go aloft for the final time, beginning STS-135, the last mission for Atlantis.

  • Space shuttle Atlantis

    Share Your Shuttle Memories

    As the Space Shuttle Program prepares to launch its final mission, we'd like to invite you to share your favorite shuttle memories.

  • They're Trying to Make a Dream Come True

    Sierra Nevada Space Systems officials traveled to Hampton, Va., to honor the engineers who created and tested the muse for their Dream Chaser crew vehicle concept -- the HL-20.

  • First Gantry splash test.

    Gantry's First Splash Test Is a Booming Success

    The principle is the same one that allows a kid to swing from a bank into a pond on a long rope hanging from a tree to beat the summer heat.

  • EVA with Langley box.

    The Calm After the STORRM

    After much work and anticipation, STORRM, or Sensor Test for Orion Relative Navigation Risk Mitigation, was successfully demonstrated during Endeavour’s recent mission to the International Space Station.

  • IPPW-8 cover.

    World Comes to Portsmouth for NASA Langley-, NIA-sponsored Workshop

    They have been up against some stringent deadlines in preparing for one of the most advanced missions NASA has ever mounted: the Mars Science Laboratory.