NASA has completed work on a 92-acre launch complex that will serve as the test site for abort flight tests of its newest spacecraft, the Orion crew exploration vehicle, which is intended to take astronauts back to the moon.
If you're heading through America's Sunbelt this week, you might look out your car window to see driving alongside you a nearly 45-foot-long rocket assembly.
A hundred trucks carried in 1,600 tons of concrete. And that was just enough for the foundation of one of the new facilities NASA is building to test Orion.
NASA’s Constellation Program took another giant step forward as representatives helped mark the completion of renovations to the historic Operations and Checkout Building at Kennedy Space Center on Jan. 26.
NASA is pulling together to make sure that the Orion crew vehicles will protect their crews from the extremes of spaceflight.
NASA and ATK have successfully tested a launch abort motor for the Orion crew exploration vehicle.
Engineers at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center recently completed mass properties tests on the Orion test crew module in preparation for the Launch Abort System flight tests scheduled to begin at White Sands, New Mexico, next spring.
NASA's Constellation Program isn't just about building the next generation spacecraft, but launching explorers that will help us learn more about our world. Discover the faces behind the hardware that will send humans to the moon and beyond.
NASA won't send anything into space that needs to return -- without a parachute.
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.
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.
NASA and Alliant Techsystems, or ATK, reached another milestone Friday with the successful test firing of a critical safety component for the Orion crew exploration vehicle, NASA's next generation of spaceships.› View This Video
Second generation airbag drop testing is underway at the Landing and Impact Research Facility at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.
NASA and Alliant Techsystems, or ATK, has unveiled a new vertical test stand that will be used later this summer to support NASA's Constellation Program.
Crew module mockup arrives at Dryden for test preparations.
The Constellation Program's first step toward the Moon -- a Pad Abort-1 flight test -- is less than a year away.› View This Video
For the next generation of space explorers, landing on the moon or Mars might feel similar to playing an out-of-this-world video game.
Orion's prototype heat shield undergoes rigorous testing.
NASA's Orion spacecraft now in development is America's first new manned spacecraft since development of the space shuttle 30 years ago.
Constellation Program work is being performed at multiple locations around the country.