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NASA’s Mark Geyer: Orion Spacecraft Set for Flight Test in December

NASA’s Mark Geyer: Orion Spacecraft Set for Flight Test in December

NASA‘s engineers have completed work on the crew module on the Lockheed Martin-built Orion spacecraft, a move the agency says marks the end of work on all major components of Orion. The… Read more »

NASA to Unveil 170-Foot SLS Welding Platform at Michoud Assembly Facility

NASA to Unveil 170-Foot SLS Welding Platform at Michoud Assembly Facility

NASA has built a large machinery for assembling and testing components for the Space Launch System, a rocket the agency intends to use on manned missions to Mars or asteroids…. Read more »

John Vickers: NASA Tests Boeing-Made Composite Rocket Cryotank

John Vickers: NASA Tests Boeing-Made Composite Rocket Cryotank

NASA engineers have assessed a Boeing-built cryogenic fuel tank in a series of tests that simulated the physical stresses a rocket experiences during launch. Testing on the 5.5-meter composite cryotank… Read more »

John Shannon: Boeing Eyes 2016 Delivery of NASA ISS Docking System

John Shannon: Boeing Eyes 2016 Delivery of NASA ISS Docking System

Boeing will move forward on its work to build a fresh docking system for the International Space Station following completion of the technology’s critical design review. The company will design the NASA… Read more »

DynCorp-NASA Team Rebuilds WB-57 Aircraft to Carry New Payloads

DynCorp-NASA Team Rebuilds WB-57 Aircraft to Carry New Payloads

DynCorp International has helped NASA rebuild the WB-57 aircraft as part of the agency’s Aircraft Maintenance Operational Support program in a move to revive the plane 40 years of extended storage at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base… Read more »

Kathy Lueders: NASA, Partners Discuss Progress on Commercial Space Vehicles

Kathy Lueders: NASA, Partners Discuss Progress on Commercial Space Vehicles

Four contractors met with NASA throughout July to discuss updates on space capsules they are developing under a second round of the agency’s Commercial Crew Development competition. NASA said Thursday… Read more »

Boeing Wraps Up CST-100 Design, Risk Evaluations

Boeing Wraps Up CST-100 Design, Risk Evaluations

Boeing has evaluated the safety features of a commercial spacecraft the company is building for NASA‘s human flight missions into low-Earth orbit. The company said Thursday it conducted the CST-100… Read more »

Frank Culbertson: Orbital Sciences-Built Capsule Returns From ISS Cargo Delivery Mission

Frank Culbertson: Orbital Sciences-Built Capsule Returns From ISS Cargo Delivery Mission

The Orbital Sciences-built Cygnus spacecraft has returned from its voyage to the International Space Station, where the cargo ship delivered 3,669 pounds of supplies for the ISS crew. Cygnus unberthed… Read more »

Johns Hopkins APL Picks Northrop Solar Probe Navigator for NASA Program; Bob Mehltretter Comments

Johns Hopkins APL Picks Northrop Solar Probe Navigator for NASA Program; Bob Mehltretter Comments

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has awarded Northrop Grumman a $3 million contract to supply the navigational system for NASA’s Solar Probe Plus satellite. Northrop will build the Scalable Space Inertial… Read more »

Terry Lorier: Aerojet Rocketdyne Puts CST-100 Propulsion Tech Through Launch Abort, Hot Fire Tests

Terry Lorier: Aerojet Rocketdyne Puts CST-100 Propulsion Tech Through Launch Abort, Hot Fire Tests

  Aerojet Rocketdyne has finished work on a service module propulsion system for a human spaceflight program that Boeing holds a contract with NASA for. Aerojet Rocketdyne built the service module… Read more »

Charlie Precourt: ATK, NASA Evaluate SLS Rocket Booster Design

Charlie Precourt: ATK, NASA Evaluate SLS Rocket Booster Design

A five-segment solid rocket booster that ATK built for NASA‘s Space Launch System has passed a critical design review and is deemed ready to go through a qualification test. “Achieving… Read more »

Larry Price: NASA, Navy, Lockheed Conduct Orion Spacecraft Retrieval Simulations

Larry Price: NASA, Navy, Lockheed Conduct Orion Spacecraft Retrieval Simulations

Lockheed Martin, NASA and the U.S. Navy have finished a second round of simulated ocean recoveries for the Orion spacecraft, which is scheduled for its first unmanned test flight in… Read more »

Mark Sirangelo: Lockheed Starts to Make Airframes for Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser

Mark Sirangelo: Lockheed Starts to Make Airframes for Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser

Lockheed Martin and Sierra Nevada’s space systems division have introduced the orbital spacecraft composite airframe of the Dream Chaser vehicle that SNC is developing for NASA’s human spaceflight program. Mark Sirangelo, corporate… Read more »

Stinger Ghaffarian Tech Wins $76.8M Space Systems Contract Mod from NASA

Stinger Ghaffarian Tech Wins $76.8M Space Systems Contract Mod from NASA

Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies Inc. has been awarded a $76.8 million contract modification to continue developing instruments and software systems for NASA’s space mission program. The Greenbelt, Maryland-based company will extend… Read more »

Wyle to Support NASA Ames Research Center Under Potential $270M Contract

Wyle to Support NASA Ames Research Center Under Potential $270M Contract

Wyle Laboratories has been awarded a potential five-year, $270 million contract to provide research, development and project management services at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California. The company said Thursday… Read more »

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