NASA Contracts Orion Service Module to ESA

NASA Contracts Orion Service Module to ESA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) have teamed up again, this time to send a crew of astronauts to Mars. Orion, the first interplanetary manned mission on NASA’s agenda, will have a distinct European flavor as ESA has been contracted to provide the service module for the spacecraft. […]

NASA Testing New Airplane Wing Flap

NASA Testing New Airplane Wing Flap

An experimental new wing flap, designed and developed by FlexSys Inc., is being jointly tested by NASA and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) for the Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge (ACTE) project. A Gulfstream III business aircraft’s wings are being retrofitted to facilitate the testing of the flaps. NASA’s first series of tests were […]

NASA Tests Orion for Trip to Mars

NASA Tests Orion for Trip to Mars

Finishing touches to NASA’s revolutionary spaceship called Orion were completed on Oct. 30. Orion is the first space vehicle designed with the specific purpose of sending humans into deep space. The first destination is expected to be Mars, with the first test flight scheduled for Dec. 4. Currently housed in Kennedy’s Launch Abort System Facility, […]

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