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Orion

super guppy

If you don’t love NASA’s big fat Super Guppy, you’re dead inside

November 26th, 2019

NASA’s incredible rovers, landers, and satellites tend to get the bulk of the attention because, well, they’re awesome machines. But there’s one vehicle in NASA’s arsenal that is incredibly cool despite the fact that it never actually leaves Earth. It’s the Super Guppy, and it’s an absolute joy to see. When you need to transport …

orion engine test

NASA fires up Orion’s engines for critical test

August 8th, 2019

NASA is sending humans back to the Moon. Nobody knows for sure whether that will happen in 2024 or a somewhat later date, but it’s definitely happening in the near future. When those important missions finally launch, the Orion service module will play a big role, and NASA just conducted a very important test to …

orion abort test

Successful Orion abort test is good news for NASA astronauts

July 2nd, 2019

NASA is slowly but surely inching its way towards its ultimate goal of being able to launch astronauts from U.S. soil. The agency has contracts with a number of companies — SpaceX, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and several others — to produce the hardware that will make it possible, but continuous setbacks have pushed back the …

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NASA’s deep space launch system is ‘coming together’

March 11th, 2019

Anyone who dreams of seeing humans travel to Mars will be happy to hear that NASA just offered a detailed update on the progress of the vehicle that could get us there. The Space Launch System rocket and Orion crew capsule are both “coming together,” according to NASA. NASA offered a rough timeline of when …