Spacecraft

Orion AA-2 Crew Module Painted For Flight

February 7, 2018 – The Orion crew module for the Ascent Abort Test 2 (AA-2) was transported from NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, to the Joint Base Langley-Eustis Friday, January 26, for a fresh coat of paint before…

Webb Telescope Parts Arrive In California

Febuary 6, 2018 – The two halves of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope now reside at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Redondo Beach, California, where they will come together to form the complete observatory. Webb’s optical telescope and integrated science…

Soon Humans Will Travel Out Beyond The Moon

February 1, 2018 – Construction has officially begun on the spaceship that will achieve America’s goal of returning astronauts to the Moon. Lockheed Martin technicians and engineers at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans welded together the first…

Exploration Mission-1 Identifier

January 19, 2018 – The Exploration Mission-1 artwork showcases the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket carrying the Orion spacecraft and lifting off from Launch Pad 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The triangular shape represents the…

Propulsion Drive Electronic Ready For Orion ESM

November 29, 2017 – Propulsion is one of the key functionalities of Orion’s European service module (ESM). Thirty-three engines will ensure Orion’s safe travel to the moon and back to earth. To operate this complex propulsion system smoothly the Propulsion…