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NASA slips date of first Orion flight

NASA will now be without manned orbital capability for at least 4 years, from 2010 to 2014. Depressing. Reuters story at Yahoo.
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NASA completes another successful Orion parachute test

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (2 years ago)

NASA completed another successful test July 18 of the Orion crew vehicle's parachutes high above the Arizona desert in preparation for the spacecraft's orbital flight test in 2014. Orion will carry astronauts deeper into space than ... Read Post

Orion Space Capsule Splashdown Test [Video]

Odd : Geekosystem (3 years ago)

Though an unmanned flight of NASA's Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle is still at least two years away, that doesn't mean there's not science to be done! Engineers are currently testing the Orion's splash down capabilities at NASA's ... Read Post

NASA conducts Orion parachute testing for orbital test flight

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (3 years ago)

NASA successfully conducted a drop test of the Orion crew vehicle's parachutes high above the Arizona desert Tuesday, Dec. 20, in preparation for its orbital flight test in 2014. Orion will carry astronauts deeper into space than ev... Read Post


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