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“Orion”

Feb 21, 2016 02:00 PM ET // Sarah Lewin, Space.com
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.
Jan 4, 2016 01:00 PM ET // Mark Thompson
The winter sky is by far the best time for astronomy. Long, dark nights with cool weather can present us with fabulously clear dark skies that last for hours -- let's hunt down some astronomical treasures!
Mar 25, 2015 11:09 PM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA plans to launch a robotic spacecraft to pick up a boulder roughly 10 feet in diameter from the surface of an asteroid and nudge it into an orbit around the moon.
Dec 19, 2014 03:21 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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.
Dec 5, 2014 11:58 AM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA's new Orion spaceship nailed its orbital debut flight, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean after a 4.5-hour journey.
Dec 5, 2014 07:10 AM ET // Irene Klotz
With today's launch, the spacecraft will reach more than 3,600 miles from Earth — farther than any U.S. spaceship designed for astronauts has been since the end of the Apollo program in 1972.
Dec 4, 2014 09:40 AM ET // Calla Cofield, SPACE.com
The first test launch of NASA's new deep space capsule, Orion, was scrubbed Thursday due to technical issues with the rocket.
Dec 2, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
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.
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