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.
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.
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.
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 →
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 →
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