The Orion Launch Abort System, or LAS, pathfinder returned home to NASA Langley on Monday for a short stay as it makes its way to NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
NASA is developing technologies that will allow landing vehicles to automatically identify and navigate to a safe landing site.
When students proposed using ping-pong balls to keep an Orion mockup afloat, NASA engineer David Covington laughed and thought, 'That's the most awesome thing I've heard in a long time!'
NASA and its industry partners successfully demonstrated a new sensor technology that will make it easier and safer for spacecraft to rendezvous and dock to the International Space Station.
The NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC) Resident Engineers program gives NASA engineers a chance to try out different disciplines before they settle into a career path.
On June 8, NASA Langley will break ground on a $1.7 million Hydro Impact Basin that will serve to validate and certify that future space vehicles.
NASA Langley's HYTHIRM team is on a roll. For the fifth time researchers have successfully captured a thermal image of the space shuttle as it re-entered the Earth's atmosphere.
NASA's Pad Abort 1 flight test, a launch of the abort system designed for the Orion crew vehicle, lifted off at 9 a.m. EDT May 6 at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range near Las Cruces, N.M.
Everything went off on the dot. Everything. At 9 a.m. Thursday, a flash on the screen at Reid Conference Center was greeted with applause by a small gathering, most of which had large portions of their life invested in the Orion Launch Abort System.
Engineers will monitor and launch the Pad Abort 1 flight test from the mobile operations facility at the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), N.M.