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“Orion Spacecraft”

Oct 8, 2014 03:16 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's next-generation spacecraft is nearing completion and its first ambitious foray into space is planned for December. Continue reading →
Jun 26, 2014 07:41 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's next-generation spaceship has successfully completed its most challenging test to date: being dropped from a plane at 35,000 feet (6.6 miles) and parachuting to Earth safely. Continue reading →
Nov 20, 2013 10:14 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
A nonprofit space exploration group revealed today exactly how it plans to launch two married astronauts on an ambitious manned flyby mission to the Red Planet by early 2018 -- involving NASA and federal funding.
Jul 3, 2012 01:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
An Orion space capsule has arrived at Kennedy Space Center ahead of its planned 2014 test flight.
Feb 22, 2011 04:56 AM ET // Ray Villard
Imagine strapping a giant rocket engine onto the International Space Station (ISS) and flying to other planets.
Sep 14, 2011 12:36 PM ET // Irene Klotz
After a year of occasionally public wrangling with Congress, the Obama Administration on Wednesday unveiled its plan for a new NASA rocket intended to fly astronauts and cargo to Mars.
Sep 14, 2012 02:40 PM ET // Trace Dominguez
The new SLS-Orion rocket may cost $500 million per launch, but the costs aren't nailed down yet.
Jun 16, 2011 04:22 PM ET // Ray Villard
Of the tens of thousands of Near Earth Objects out there, which ones would be best to visit, optimizing fuel and ease of speeding back to Earth should anything go wrong?