More than 18,300 people have applied for 14 or fewer spots in NASA's next astronaut class, shattering the 1978 record of 8,000 applicants.
In a mesmerizing new video released by NASA, the full reentry of the Orion test space vehicle is chronicled -- and it's a phenomenal 10-minute ride from fiery reentry to sudden splashdown into the Pacific Ocean.
NASA's new Orion spaceship nailed its orbital debut flight, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean after a 4.5-hour journey.
Follow the historic test flight of NASA Orion spacecraft in these photos.
A last-minute problem with the Delta rocket needed to put NASA’s Orion spaceship into orbit delayed the planned launch until Friday morning.
The first test launch of NASA's new deep space capsule, Orion, was scrubbed Thursday due to technical issues with the rocket.
A NASA spaceship in development for nearly a decade is poised to make a two-orbit, 4.5-hour flight around Earth this week to test its heat shield, parachutes and other equipment needed to one day fly astronauts to and from Mars.
NASA's next-generation spacecraft is nearing completion and its first ambitious foray into space is planned for December. Continue reading →
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