NASA is currently developing a space capsule, called Orion, that will eventually carry a crew of four astronauts to Low Earth Orbit and beyond. Should something go catastrophically wrong during launch, an abort system will work to save the lives of the astronauts—but whoa, would they ever be in for a hell of a ride.
Calling all space ravers: Here’s an absurdly large sound system that will never blast galactic beats. It’s powerful enough for a huge concert at a stadium, but this towering rig will never make sound for ears.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has just released this unusual shot of a spacecraft’s undercarriage. You can look directly into the thruster nozzles an ESA service module for NASA’s Orion spacecraft!
The launch of NASA’s Orion Spacecraft isn’t slated for another two years, but preparations are well underway for the first mission into deep space: engineers have just completed welding together the Orion crew module.
You’re looking at the critical first manufacturing step being taken to get the United States on the way to Mars.
NASA's Orion spacecraft, arguably the most advanced spacecraft ever constructed, is scheduled for liftoff this morning from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. If successful, we could soon see the craft toting astronauts to the moon, Mars, and beyond. Follow along live.