A full-scale mock-up of the Orion launch abort system is hitting the road on a large flatbed trailer to travel from the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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 Orion crew exploration vehicle took shape as the two halves of the crew module were fused together at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, La.
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'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.
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.
NASA's Pad Abort 1 will be the first fully integrated flight test of the launch abort system being developed for the Orion crew vehicle.
On Dec. 15, NASA, Alliant Techsystems and Lockheed Martin celebrated a milestone with a ground test of a full-scale attitude control motor for the Orion crew exploration vehicle’s launch abort system.
Popular Science magazine has honored NASA's Orion Launch Abort System with a Best of What's New award for 2009 in the aviation and space category.
NASA and engineering support contractors completed a demonstration test of the main parachute test equipment for the Orion crew exploration vehicle October 2 at the U.S Army’s Yuma Proving Grounds in Yuma, Ariz.
Engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center complete a major milestone on Orion's Launch Abort System.
The Orion crew module that will be used for the first launch abort system Pad Abort 1 flight test is scheduled to depart NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center Aug. 19 for the White Sands Missile Range, N.M., where the launch abort flight tests will be performed.
Forty years after the first moon landing, NASA has turned its attention back to lunar missions, this time planning to stay longer.
Virtual Missions are a tool to verify NASA has the right processes in place to achieve its reduced flight preparation time.
The May 31 transfer of Launch Pad 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida from the Space Shuttle Program to the Constellation Program is the next step in preparing the first flight test of the agency's next-generation spacecraft and launch system.
One motor that tests safety on the Orion crew exploration vehicle has arrived in New Mexico.
Robert Howard Jr., manager of the Habitability Design Center at Johnson Space Center, is aiming to help crews be comfortable and productive during NASA's missions back to the moon.
As a flight surgeon and the Constellation Lead for Medical Operations Integration, Dr. Rick Scheuring conducts medical research to enhance astronaut health and safety for the Constellation Program.
Orion is making a big splash. A mock-up of the spacecraft that will carry the next generation of astronauts to the moon and beyond is traveling down the East Coast and undergoing tests to help NASA understand its performance in water.