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Little Pluto Bigger Than Thought As Flyby With Colorado Experiments Looms

On the eve of NASA’s historic flyby of Pluto, scientists announced Monday the New Horizons spacecraft has nailed the size of the faraway icy world.

07/13/2015

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‘New Horizons’ About To Reach Pluto With Colorado-Built Experiments

It’s just two days away from a historic space mission at the edge of the solar system.

07/12/2015

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‘It’s Where The Future Is’ – Mars Society Plans For Trip To Red Plant

Putting people on Mars may seem far fetched to some, but it’s the been the of a group in Lakewood for nearly two decades. The Mars Society based in Lakewood has been practicing for the trip.

05/16/2015

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Highlands Ranch Man Among Mission To Mars Finalists

A group of people from around the world, including one man from Colorado, is a big step closer to getting a one-way ticket to Mars.

02/19/2015

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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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