Tag Archives: Orion

NASA’s First Orion Capsule Returns to Kennedy Space Center – An Eyewitness Account

by Dr. Ken Kremer, Universe Today and AAAP KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – After a history making journey of more than 66,000 miles through space, ocean splashdown and a 2700-mile cross country journey through the backwoods of America, NASA’s pathfinding … Continue reading

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Lovejoy to Orion

by Brian Van Liew Mid-December I had a chance to get out under a clear moonless night to do some imaging. It started out as night for imaging comet Lovejoy. I had a map showing its approximate location for each … Continue reading

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Flawless Orion Launch Ignites NASA’s Exploration Roadmap

by Dr. Ken Kremer, Universe Today and AAAP KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – NASA’s exploration roadmap aimed at sending humans to Mars got off the ground magnificently with the flawless launch and landing of the agency’s new Orion deep space … Continue reading

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Into Deep Space and Back

by Prasad Ganti The ride lasted only 4.5 hours. The space enthusiasts waited with bated breath for a successful early morning launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida; a successful circling of the Earth; a trip into deep space in an elongated … Continue reading

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Delta IV Rocket Boosters arrive at KSC for Orion’s December 2014 Launch

by Dr. Ken Kremer, AAAP and Universe Today CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – Production and assembly of virtually all the key hardware elements for NASA’s eagerly anticipated Orion EFT-1 uncrewed test flight later this year are nearing completion … Continue reading

Posted in April 2014, Sidereal Times | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Orion advancing toward 2014 Liftoff

by Dr. Ken Kremer NASA is making steady progress toward liftoff of the inaugural space-bound Orion crew capsule. The agency aims for a Florida blastoff of the Exploration Flight Test-1 mission (EFT-1) in September 2014 atop a Delta 4 Heavy … Continue reading

Posted in January 2013, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Orion Launch Abort System Stops in Philadelphia

by Ken Kremer A full scale mock-up of the Orion Launch Abort System (LAS) is hitting the road for a cross country trek of several museums and science centers.  The public can see the LAS spacecraft hardware up close and … Continue reading

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