November 2013

Dream Chaser has rough landing in test flight, but firm hails ‘successful day’ for space plane

November 7th, 2013|Categories: News, Video|Tags: , , , , |

For the would-be spaceship named the Dream Chaser, everything on the first flight of a prototype went perfectly — until the craft touched down, toppled on its side, skidded off the runway and wound up in the sand of the Mojave Desert. The unmanned test flight, conducted in [...]

October 2013

NASA’s Orion Spacecraft’s Avionics – Installed, Tested, Ready

October 30th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , |

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla –NASA’s next planned crewed spacecraft, the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle or “Orion MPCV” has turned a pivotal corner toward ferrying crews to possible destinations beyond low-Earth-orbit. The spacecraft which will conduct the Exploration Flight Test 1 (EFT-1) had its avionics systems installed, powered up and ran [...]