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The First Orion Crew Module Is Complete

NASA's first completed Orion crew module sits atop its service module at the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Facility at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

NASA provides a quick look at what's been going on in the Orion, the Space Launch System and Ground Systems Development and Operations programs in April, May and June of 2014.

Space is Dangerous - Be Prepared

Despite their years of training, endless simulations of space flights, and intense study of past flights "we don't know for sure how things are going to work out," said former NASA astronaut Frank Culbertson, a veteran of four shuttle flights and one stint on the International Space Station said at the AIAA SPACE 2014 Forum in San Diego.

Recovery Tests for Orion Are Underway

A test version of NASA's Orion spacecraft floats inside the well deck of the U.S.S. Anchorage on Aug. 2, 2014, during recovery tests off the coast of California.

At the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA officials and Apollo astronauts tour the refurbished Operations and Checkout Building, newly named for Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon.

At Kennedy Space Center, NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden, Kennedy Center Director Bob Cabana and other officials invited the media to view prelaunch progress of the Orion spacecraft.

A NASA video quarterly report from the Exploration Systems Development Division.

Orion Heat Shield Installed

NASA and Lockheed Martin engineers have installed the largest heat shield ever constructed on the crew module of the agency's Orion spacecraft. The work marks a major milestone on the path toward the spacecraft's first launch in December.

ESA is a step closer to building the future of human spaceflight and exploration in Europe by completing the preliminary design review of Europe's Service Module for NASA's Orion vehicle to send astronauts beyond low orbit

Orion Is In Final Assembly

Lockheed Martin and NASA engineers have started the process of installing the largest heat shield ever built onto the Orion spacecraft's crew module.

A test version of Orion is dropped from a C-17, while flying 13,000 feet above the Arizona desert at the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Ground on April 23.

Orion is marching ever closer to its first trip to space on a flight that will set the stage for human exploration of new destinations in the solar system.

The Orion Nebula is home to hundreds of young stars and even younger protostars known as proplyds.

NASA's Orion, Space Launch System and Ground Systems Development and Operations program are making steady progress toward sending humans farther than they've ever been before.

Before we address today's space policy issues, it must be understood that the core problem with the America's "space program" has been with us since the Apollo program "space race" began in earnest in the early 1960's. As such, we need to look through the lens of history.

Tonight's Sky: February 2014

Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." In February, Orion is your guide to a number of fascinating objects.

Orion Service Module Complete

Work has been progressing steadily on all three main parts of Orion - the service module, the crew module and the launch abort system - and this month the service module joined the launch abort system in crossing the finish line.

NASA's TDRS-L satellite launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas rocket January 23, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. TDRS-L, the second of three next-generation Tracking and Data Relay Satellites, provides tracking, telemetry; command and data return services for NASA science and human exploration missions.

On sea, land and in the sky, NASA's Orion, Space Launch System and Ground Systems Development and Operations continued making progress toward sending humans beyond Earth's orbit during the past quarter.

Spitzer's Orion

Few cosmic vistas excite the imagination like the Orion Nebula, an immense stellar nursery some 1,500 light-years away.

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