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Orion at Naval Base San Diego on Tuesday (credit: CBS)

Colorado-Built Orion Spacecraft Returned To Dry Land After Test Flight

NASA’s new Orion spacecraft, which was built in Colorado, returned to dry land in Southern California after a test flight that ended with a plunge into the Pacific Ocean.

12/09/2014

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NASA: ‘There’s Your New Spacecraft, America!’

NASA’s new Colorado-built Orion spacecraft made a “bull’s-eye” Pacific splashdown Friday following a dramatic flight 3,604 miles beyond Earth, opening a new era of human exploration meant to put people on Mars.

12/05/2014

The United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket carrying NASA's first Orion deep space exploration craft takes off from its launchpad on December 5, 2014 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.  The heavy-lift rocket will boost the unmanned Orion capsule to an altitude of 3,600 miles, and returning for a splashdown west of Baja California after a four and half hour flight.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

NASA Launches New Colorado-Built Orion Spacecraft And New Era

NASA’s new Colorado-built Orion spacecraft streaked into orbit Friday on a high-stakes test flight meant to usher in a new era of human exploration leading ultimately to Mars.

12/05/2014

The Orion spacecraft on the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center (credit: CBS)

Despite Scrubbed Launch, Orion Fans Wait For Next Attempt

Despite the scrubbed launch of the Orion spacecraft, there are fans of the Orion Project waiting for Friday morning’s second attempt.

12/04/2014

The Orion watch party at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (credit: CBS)

Excitement Surrounds Orion Despite Scrubbed Launch

Despite the scrubbed launch of the Orion spacecraft, there is a renewed excitement surrounding space travel as was evident during the early morning watch party at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

12/04/2014

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NASA Scrubs Launch Of Colorado-Built Orion; Will Try Again Friday

Wind gusts and sticky fuel valves conspired to keep NASA’s new Colorado-built Orion spacecraft on the launch pad Thursday, delaying a crucial test flight meant to revitalize human exploration.

12/04/2014

An artist's rendering shows the MAVEN craft in orbit of Mars. (credit: NASA)

NASA’s CU-Built Maven Spacecraft Enters Mars Orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – NASA’s Maven spacecraft entered orbit around Mars for an unprecedented study of the red planet’s atmosphere following a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago. The robotic explorer […]

09/22/2014

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NASA’s CU-Built Maven Spacecraft To Reach Mars This Weekend

Mars, get ready for another visitor or two. This weekend, NASA’s Maven spacecraft will reach the red planet following a 10-month journey spanning 442 million miles.

09/17/2014

Faculty and students at CU watching the launch (credit: CBS)

CU Students & Faculty Watch Their Spacecraft Leave For Mars

NASA’s Maven robotic explorer is headed for Mars with scientists and engineers at the University of Colorado leading the mission.

11/18/2013

The Maven taking off on Nev. 18, 2013 (credit: CBS)

NASA Launches CU-Led Robotic Explorer To Mars

NASA’s newest robotic explorer, Maven, rocketed toward Mars on Monday on a quest to unravel the ancient mystery of the red planet’s radical climate change in an effort led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

11/18/2013

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