All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Orion’

Star Trek Controls Going into New U.S. Spacecraft

Star Trek-style technology is becoming reality around us everyday. We have cell phones that look like the old communicators that Kirk flipped open. E-readers like the Kindle and tablets like the iPad are a lot like the Next Generation-era padds (Personal Access Display Device) that Picard and others used. There are lots of things that we are bringing from Trek’s …

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NASA tests Orion Space Capsule Parachutes

This week, NASA completed tests on the Orion spacecraft’s parachutes. The capsule is being designed as part of a project to send humans into deep space. The tests were conducted at the U.S. Army Yuma proving Ground in Arizona. The test was to see whether the capsule can safely land when one of its drogue parachutes fails to deploy. “The …

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NASA Tests Liquid Hydrogen/Oxygen Engine For Upcoming Heavy Rocket

NASA on Thursday tested the powerpack assembly for the J-2X engine, an important component of NASA’s next-generation heavy-lift rocket. The J-2X powerpack assembly was test-fired at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The engine will power the upper stage of NASA’s proposed Space Launch System (SLS), a 143-ton rocket that will eventually carry human crews into deep space on the …

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NASA Takes Delivery Of Orion Space Capsule

NASA’s plan for the immediate future is quite simple. Go to the Moon, go to an asteroid, go to Mars. Not in that specific order but that it what we are looking at as the essential missions in the next 30 years for the space agency. Since the retirement of the shuttle the question has continually been, how? Well that …

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