(AP)—NASA's new Orion spacecraft zoomed toward a high point of 3,600 miles (5,800 kilometers) on an orbital test flight Friday, ushering in a new era of exploration that could one day put people on Mars.
NASA will probably delay the first two missions of its Orion deep-space capsule, being developed to send astronauts beyond earth's orbit and eventually to Mars, the US space agency said.
NASA has completed a major milestone on its journey to Mars and is ready to begin another phase of work on its spaceport of the future, where the next generation of astronauts will launch to Mars and other deep-space destinations.
NASA has received a record 18,300 resumes from people keen on becoming astronauts, the US space agency said.
For many of us, it's easier to comprehend complex processes when they are expressed visually. That was the impetus for artist Gary Schroeder in creating this wonderful hand-sketched infographic for NASA's Exploration Flight ...
Wind gusts and sticky fuel valves conspired to keep NASA's new Orion spacecraft on the launch pad Thursday, delaying a crucial test flight meant to revitalize human exploration.
With the imminent debut of its Orion spacecraft, NASA is on a high not felt since the space shuttle days.
NASA's quest to send astronauts out into the solar system begins this week with a two-laps-around-Earth test flight.
(Phys.org) —NASA completed the most complex and flight-like test of the parachute system for the agency's Orion spacecraft on Wednesday.
(Phys.org) —NASA and Lockheed Martin engineers have installed the largest heat shield ever constructed on the crew module of the agency's Orion spacecraft. The work marks a major milestone on the path toward the spacecraft's ...