Orion (spacecraft)

November 28, 2017

Contact lost with satellites after Soyuz launch

WASHINGTON — Controllers have been unable to contact a weather satellite launched on a Soyuz rocket from the country’s new spaceport Nov. 28, raising fears of […]
November 14, 2017

NASA Speeds Up Testing of Critical Orion Astronaut-Escape System

A key safety system on NASA’s Orion spacecraft — one that could save lives during launch — will undergo a major test sooner than expected, the […]
November 9, 2017

NASA’s next big rocket probably won’t fly until 2020

Though NASA says it’s working toward a date in December 2019 The first flight of NASA’s next big rocket, the Space Launch System, likely won’t launch […]
November 5, 2017

NASA issues study contracts for Deep Space Gateway element

WASHINGTON — NASA awarded contracts Nov. 1 to five companies to examine how they could develop a power and propulsion module that could become the initial […]
July 30, 2017

NASA seeks information on developing Deep Space Gateway module

WASHINGTON — NASA is taking the next small step in the development of a proposed Deep Space Gateway in cislunar space by requesting information about one […]
June 15, 2017

Electric-Powered Lunar Space Tug Could Facilitate Future Moon Missions

To make moon flights cheaper, a new paper proposes that NASA use an electrically powered lunar space tug that would operate between Earth and the moon. […]
May 31, 2017

Commercial crew vehicles may fall short of safety threshold

WASHINGTON — The two companies developing commercial crew vehicles for NASA may not be able to meet a safety threshold specified in their contracts, an agency […]
March 2, 2017

ULA launch successfully carries NRO payload into orbit

WASHINGTON – The newest National Reconnaissance Office satellite lifted off successfully Wednesday aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket. The rocket, in the 401 configuration, […]
January 27, 2017

BOEING'S NEW SPACESUITS LOOK LIKE A BIG UPGRADE FROM NASA'

MORE COMFORTABLE, LESS UGLY, AND (HOPEFULLY) JUST AS FUNCTIONAL Some day soon, private companies are expected to take over the task of carrying astronauts to and […]