Orion

This Wednesday Feb. 19, 2014 photo released by NASA shows a test version of the Orion spacecraft, tethered inside the well deck of the USS San Diego prior to testing between NASA and the U.S. Navy. (AP Photo/NASA)

NASA suspends Orion space capsule test off San Diego coast

SAN DIEGO (AP) — NASA has scrubbed a test off the California coast involving recovery of a mock-up of its newest space capsule after it was discovered that the cables weren’t strong enough to handle […]

02/21/2014

In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, sailors assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington practice recovering an Orion capsule Tuesday Aug. 13, 2013 into the well deck of the USS Arlington as part of NASA's first key Orion stationary recovery test at Naval Station Norfolk. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Seaman Andrew Schneider)

NASA, Navy practicing space-capsule recovery

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — During the glory days of the U.S. space program in the 1960s and ’70s, astronauts returning to Earth splashed down at sea in their capsules and were picked up by the […]

08/15/2013

International Space Station

NASA, Europeans uniting to send spaceship to moon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is teaming up with the European Space Agency to get astronauts beyond Earth’s orbit. Europe will provide the propulsion and power compartment for NASA’s new Orion crew capsule.

01/16/2013

Stunning meteor showers light up California sky

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Professional observers say streaking fireballs lighting up California skies and stunning stargazers are part of a major meteor shower, and the show is just getting started. The Oakland Tribune reports the […]

10/18/2012

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