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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

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‘Orion’ Project Looks To Future Space Travel

The launch of Orion is not just a big deal for future exploration, it also marks the end of an era.

12/03/2014

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‘Orion’ Launch Getting Worldwide Attention

It’s not only Coloradans anxiously awaiting the launch of Orion on Thursday, but excitement is growing worldwide. Orion is the test flight for a capsule that could take man back to the moon or even as far away as Mars.

12/03/2014

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Colorado Connections To Help Launch ‘Orion’

Many Coloradans are anxiously awaiting the launch of Orion on Thursday, the test flight for a capsule that could take man back to the moon or even as far away as Mars.

12/03/2014

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Longmont Teen To Document Launch Of Colorado-Built ‘Orion’ On Social Media

The Colorado-built spacecraft Orion is set to launch Thursday morning. It’s the test flight for a capsule that could take man back to the moon or even as far away as Mars. The event will be detailed moment by moment on social media.

12/03/2014

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NASA’s Launch Of Orion Will Be A Huge Day For Colorado

Colorado’s aerospace industry is about the lead the way into space with the Orion Project.

12/02/2014

The Orion spacecraft built by Lockheed Martin in Jefferson County. (credit: CBS)

NASA Launching Colorado’s Orion Spacecraft On Test Flight

NASA’s quest to send astronauts out into the solar system begins this week with a two-laps-around-Earth test flight.

12/02/2014

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

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

Colorado-Built Spacecraft Will Enter Mars’ Orbit On Sunday

This Sunday, after a 10-month and 442-million-mile journey, a NASA spacecraft built in Littleton and led by a team at the University of Colorado will enter Mars’ orbit and start studying the Red Planet’s atmosphere.

09/19/2014

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