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#Orion at JPL/Armstrong (Part 6)

The events of the December 2014 Orion/EFT-1 NASA Social were jointly sponsored or hosted by the NASA social media and outreach teams from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the Armstrong Flight Research Center. 952 more words

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#Orion at JPL/Armstrong (Part 3)

To start with Part 1, click HERE.

The Orion/EFT-1 mission went off without a hitch last Friday. The four-and-a-half hour mission reached a height, or apogee, of 3,600 miles. 674 more words

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#Orion at JPL/Armstrong (Part 2)

(If you want to start with Part 1, click HERE.)

Orion didn’t launch today. Perhaps by the time that you read this, Orion will have orbited the Earth twice, completing its mission, but as of about 9:00pm Pacific Time on Thursday, it hasn’t done so. 753 more words

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#Orion at JPL/Armstrong (Part 1)

If everything goes well, the day after this blog is posted, NASA will launch its next generation human-rated spacecraft: Orion. The specific mission is known as Exploration Flight Test 1, or EFT-1 in NASA-speak. 300 more words

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Meet NASA's Futuristic Drone Research Lab

Last week, NASA and AUVSI invited a carefully selected, elite group of media (which obviously included IEEE Spectrum) to take a tour of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems programs at NASA Dryden. 474 more words


NASA Pits Engineers Against Each Other in Copter Competition

Competition was in high gear at Kennedy Space Center recently when three teams piloted unique remote-controlled and autonomous aircraft through a demanding series of search-and-rescue tasks, capping off months of work that pushed NASA engineers outside their usual specialties. 352 more words


Colorado Company Tests Spacecraft In California Desert

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) – A Colorado company developing a spaceship to take astronauts to the International Space Station has run the craft through a series of tests at a NASA facility in California. 145 more words