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Orion capsule, built for deep space, gets to Florida

NASA's first Orion vehicle settles in at the Kennedy Space Center to get outfitted for an unmanned test flight in 2014. The first manned flight is expected around 2021.

By July 2, 2012


NASA unveils its Orion deep-space capsule (pictures)

Orion, the centerpiece of NASA's post-shuttle push to break out of low Earth orbit, arrives this week at Kennedy Space Center, but its first manned launch isn't until around 2021.

8 Images By July 4, 2012


Crave giveaway: Dell Alienware Orion M17x Tactical Backpack

This week's freebie: a sturdy, TSA-friendly backpack from Dell that saves you the hassle of having to remove your laptop when going through airport security checkpoints.

By June 8, 2012


NASA plans 2014 Orion test flight

The move is the latest in the U.S. space agency's plans to get critical re-entry flight performance data as well as show what's possible with integration between various systems related to Orion, the Space Launch System, and others.

By November 9, 2011


NASA's Orion edges closer to space (photos)

With plans the space agency announced Tuesday for an unmanned flight test in 2014, it showed that it is determined to move forward with its deep space exploration goals.

24 Images By November 9, 2011


NASA picks Orion-type capsule for deep space missions

Winning a new lease on life, NASA will develop a modified version of the Orion capsule, originally intended for the Bush administration's moon program, to carry astronauts on future flights to deep space targets.

By May 24, 2011


GM to use landfill gases as an energy-saver at Orion plant

The General Motors Orion Assembly plant will save $1.1 million a year in energy costs thanks to recent improvements at the plant.

By May 23, 2011


Put Orion and his belt in your pocket with Starry Night mobile

Find the stars with this fancy star map for your mobile phone.

By October 30, 2007


The P-8A Poseidon adventure begins for the Navy

There's a new sub-hunter in town: the US Navy's P-8A Poseidon, just now taking to the air to replace the venerable P-3C Orion. And soon it'll have a drone deputy.

By March 2, 2014


Dangerous but beautiful: An asteroid we still don't want to meet

NASA camera snaps image of the potentially hazardous near-Earth object known as 1998 KN3 as it makes its way past the Orion Nebula.

By August 26, 2013