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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.
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 →
Jan 6, 2014 07:55 AM ET
There's a lot coming down the pike in space exploration in 2014! Trace tells us about the top three space missions he's looking forward to in the new year.
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