11.20.08 - NASA and ATK have successfully tested a launch abort motor for the Orion crew exploration vehicle.
08.27.08 - Scale models of the Orion crew exploration vehicle recently were tested at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory, or NBL, at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and at a wave tank at Texas A&M University in College Station.
08.19.08 - NASA tested the parachutes for the recovery system on its Orion crew exploration vehicle above the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona on July 31.
07.02.08 - At the bottom of NASA’s 40-foot-deep swimming pool – known as the Neutral Buoyancy Lab – astronauts strap on weights and plastic piping to simulate the backpack that attaches to a spacesuit.
06.25.08 - Second generation airbag drop testing is underway at the Landing and Impact Research Facility at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.
05.07.08 - Imagine yourself hip-to-hip, shoulder-to-shoulder, inside a room the size of a walk-in closet for eight hours with five people you just met. Does that make you sweat? Or maybe make your breathing a little more animated?
04.14.08 - NASA successfully tested the Launch Abort System jettison motor, the first full-scale test for the Constellation Program's Orion crew exploration vehicle.› View This Video
04.26.07 - After overseeing orbiters prior to launch, Kelvin Manning is using his expertise to get Kennedy ready for NASA's Orion capsule.
05.17.07 - A space artifact from the past may hold an answer for tomorrow.
10.03.06 - After 20 years, the west high-bay door of an historic Kennedy Space Center facility reopens in anticipation of assembly work on the new Orion crew capsule.
03.14.08 - The NASA Engineering & Safety Center hosts the new Resident Engineer Program where young NASA engineers from across the country work on the Max Launch Abort System.
03.12.08 - The Constellation Program's first step toward the Moon -- a Pad Abort-1 flight test -- is less than a year away.› View This Video
11.05.07 - NASA's Orion spacecraft now in development is America's first new manned spacecraft since development of the space shuttle 30 years ago.