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TO MAKE INTERPLANETARY SPACE TRAVEL POSSIBLE.

Below you’ll find news and events related to our deep space mission and the progress that will enable us to get there.

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EFT-1 Orion completes assembly and conducts FRR

November 3rd, 2014

The stars are aligning for the December 4 debut mission of NASA’s Orion spacecraft, following the completion of the Flight Readiness Review (FRR) – albeit with three “actions” to satisfy ahead of flight. The vehicle also completed all assembly tasks and is almost ready to meet up with her Delta IV Heavy launch vehicle for the key test flight of NASA’s deep space exploration crew transport.

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NASA Meets Milestone on Path to Launching its Space Launch System in 2017

October 20th, 2014

Successful testing of ATK’s launch abort motor igniter means we are one step closer to launching NASA’s Space Launch System in 2017. The igniter will undergo one more test as ATK prepares for the launch abort motor Critical Design Review next year. The ATK launch abort motor is part of the system that will carry the crew to safety if any anomalies occur during launch.

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NASA sets its sights back on deep space

September 17th, 2014

NASA is a step closer to launching astronauts from American soil again. The space agency announced Tuesday that Boeing and Space-x will ferry crew members to the International Space Station starting in 2017. Right now, the United States pays Russia $70 million per seat for the ride into orbit. The new agreement also helps NASA’s […]

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Orion’s First Crew Module Complete

September 9th, 2014

ASA’s first completed Orion crew module sits atop its service module at the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Facility at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Space Launch System (SLS) Sound Suppression System Testing Nears Completion

September 4th, 2014

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) has been assigned to manage the development of the agency’s new heavy-lift vehicle, the Space Launch System (SLS). A portion of this assignment requires MSFC to design and test a “sound suppression” system to mitigate acoustic damage to the vehicle, the launch facility, and the crew during launch.

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Orion Monthly Accomplishments

September 4th, 2014

The heat shield on NASA’s Orion spacecraft gets all the glory when it comes to protecting the spacecraft from the intense temperature of reentry. Although the blunt, ablative shield will see the highest temperatures – up to 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit on its first flight this December – the rest of the spacecraft is hardly left […]

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