NASA's Super Guppy Eats Spacecraft Parts for Breakfast

NASA’s Super Guppy aircraft is one of the most extravagant cargo planes in the world. The awkwardly shaped aircraft has been in service since 1965, and was specifically designed to carry oversized payloads, like rocket stages and spacecrafts. This Tuesday she was fed with the Orion service module stacking assembly… »11/06/15 8:39pm11/06/15 8:39pm


NASA's Orion Capsule Makes Perfect Test Landing, Minus A Few Parachutes

NASA hasn’t sent humans into space on its own spacecraft since the Space Shuttle orbiters retired, so they really want to be sure things are working properly before astronauts climb aboard the next-generation Orion capsule. Earlier today, NASA simulated a “Minimum System Test” in which some of Orion’s parachutes were… »8/26/15 7:07pm8/26/15 7:07pm

This Is How NASA Moves Its Fancy Orion Capsule And Who Knows What Else

A very large truck is moving something enormous near Jacksonville, Florida right now, and whatever it is, it looks as though it is connected to a sophisticated cooling system. Back in December 2014, NASA moved a similar-looking container with the Orion capsule inside to Kennedy Space Center following Orion’s… »8/18/15 4:18pm8/18/15 4:18pm

With One Small Step For Orion, NASA Practices Ocean Recovery

Humanity's next trip to the Moon is going to look a lot like it always has, with a bunch of people in a capsule rather than a Space Shuttle, and with a watery splashdown at sea rather than a smooth landing on a runway. NASA got back into the groove this week by sucking its Orion capsule into the bowels of a ship. »8/17/13 3:39pm8/17/13 3:39pm