Technicians lower a special fixture around an Orion spacecraft inside the high bay of the Operations & Checkout Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo credit: NASA/Tim Jacobs
Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRS) K/L single access antenna. Photo credit: Boeing
Orbital Sciences Corporation's Antares rocket at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility launch pad. Photo credit: NASAIn 2013, NASA will push ahead with an ambitious exploration program, continuing crew flights and commercial resupply missions to the International Space Station, and advancing the systems needed to send humans deeper into space. We'll also be launching a new mission to the Red Planet, learning about our own planet, understanding our place in the universe, and developing technologies that benefit us right here on Earth.