04.09.13 - Follow along with Orion's progress toward flight by reading the program's monthly accomplishments.› View Report Archive
05.03.13 - The last of eight reaction control system pods for NASA’s Orion Exploration Flight Test-1 arrived this week at Kennedy Space Center’s Operations and Checkout Building.
05.02.13 - A test version of NASA's Orion spacecraft safely landed during a simulation of two types of parachute failures Wednesday.
04.16.13 - As NASA marked the anniversary of the president's exploration vision, news media were updated on the Orion spacecraft that could take astronauts to an asteroid.
03.25.13 - A critical segment of Orion's Launch Abort System, the launch abort motor, recently arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for Exploration Flight Test (EFT)-1.
03.12.13 - NASA's Exploration Design Challenge gives students from kindergarten through 12th grade the opportunity to play a unique role in the future of human spaceflight.
02.28.13 - The first spacecraft NASA has designed to fly astronauts beyond Earth orbit since the Apollo era is well on its way to making a flight test next year, agency officials said Wednesday.
2.27.13 - Engineers, crane operators and technicians practiced the careful maneuvers that will be required to stack a Launch Abort System onto an Orion spacecraft.
02.13.12 - NASA engineers have demonstrated the agency's Orion spacecraft can land safely if one of its three main parachutes fails to inflate during deployment.
01.16.13 - NASA signed an agreement for the European Space Agency to provide a service module for the Orion spacecraft’s Exploration Mission-1 in 2017.› Watch video
01.14.13 - NASA's Orion spacecraft moves toward milestones through cooperation.
12.21.12 - Many design and technological upgrades have been added for recovery of the new Orion spacecraft by NASA teams at the Kennedy and Johnson Space Centers.
12.20.12 - NASA completed the latest in a series of parachute tests for its Orion spacecraft marking another step toward a first flight test in 2014.
12.13.12 - Recent engineering advances by NASA and industry partners show important progress toward the next step to launching humans to deep space.› View Video
11.27.12 - Preparations for the launch of the Orion spacecraft recently took an important step forward with successful testing of a prototype seal for the launch tower's crew access arm.
10.03.12 - Equipping capsules with rotor blades instead of parachutes would give a returning capsule a softer, more precise landing, engineers said.
09.21.12 - Virginia Air & Space Center will receive a full-scale test version of NASA's Orion spacecraft to become part of the center's permanent collection.
09.21.12 - Kennedy Space Center Ground Systems Development and Operations engineers are combining heritage technology and new innovations to design the crew access arm for the Orion spacecraft.
09.07.12 - Orion will be the most advanced spacecraft ever flown, and its parachutes have been designed with a return from exploration missions in mind.
08.29.12 - NASA successfully completed another parachute test of its Orion spacecraft on Aug. 28 high above the skies of the U.S. Yuma Army Proving Ground in southwestern Arizona.