The Flight Test Readiness Review board unanimously agreed that Pad Abort 1 is ready for launch May 6 at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.
The delay in landing of the space shuttle Discovery has meant some scrambling by a crew on board a NASA Langley aircraft.
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.
The technology that will be tested on STS-134 is the same kind of technology that married with a GPS could allow your car or a personal air vehicle to drive itself one day.
Future spacecraft may be made from the stuff of race cars, business jets and high-end sports equipment.
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.
NASA and its industry partners have successfully manufactured the first full-scale friction stir welded and spun formed tank dome.
In a gathering of about 200, with speeches and thanks all around, it was left to a man who wasn't there to put Monday's celebration of the success of Ares I-X in perspective.
NASA's Ares rocket was recognized by TIME Magazine as one of the top 50 best inventions of 2009 and the LAS earned a top innovation nod by Popular Science Magazine.
It was a Monday in late January of 2008, and the roar overhead brought Cameron Diaz out of the Full Scale Tunnel and onto the street on the East Side of NASA's Langley Research Center.