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Image: Orion prepares to move to launch pad

On Dec. 4, Orion is scheduled to launch atop a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 37 in Florida. During the test, Orion will travel 3,600 miles in altitude ...

dateNov 06, 2014 in Space Exploration
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A new chapter in a nanotech 'super materials' story

Tucked away in a small research park near NASA's Langley Research Center, the outside of the modern building looks pretty much like any new office. But just on the other side of the glass and concrete walls, there is a nanotechnology ...

dateSep 04, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Thermal shield testing on Webb's MIRI

( —NASA engineer Acey Herrera recently checked out copper test wires inside the thermal shield of the Mid-Infrared Instrument, known as MIRI, that will fly aboard NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. The shield is ...

dateMay 09, 2013 in Space Exploration
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