NASA will now be without manned orbital capability for at least 4 years, from 2010 to 2014. Depressing. Reuters story at Yahoo.
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
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