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In Pictures: Orion's Scrub, from the Vehicle Assembly Building

Jason Davis • December 04, 2014

Here are some scenes from launch day, shot from the unique perspective of the Vehicle Assembly Building.

Orion Scrub Report: Sticky Hydrogen Valves

Jason Davis • December 04, 2014

Windy weather and stuck liquid hydrogen valves forced a one-day delay of the maiden voyage of NASA’s Orion spacecraft.

Orion L-1 Report: Go for Launch

Jason Davis • December 03, 2014

The stage is set for NASA’s Orion spacecraft to launch on a two-orbit, four-hour shakedown cruise tomorrow morning. Patrick Air Force Base’s 45th Weather Squadron changed their forecast of an on-time launch to 70 percent—up from the 40 percent chances that marked the start of the week.

Orion L-2 Report: The Old Gives Way to the New

Jason Davis • December 02, 2014

With less than two days before Orion's maiden voyage, NASA and United Launch Alliance are cautiously optimistic the flight will launch Thursday as scheduled.

Your Timeline of Events for Orion's Maiden Voyage

Jason Davis • December 01, 2014

NASA’s Orion spacecraft is ready to embark on its maiden voyage this Thursday. Here is a timeline of events.

United Launch Alliance Answers Burning Questions about Orion's Rocket

Jason Davis • November 26, 2014

When Orion launches next week, you may notice something alarming: The spacecraft's rocket sort of catches itself on fire. But not to worry, says United Launch Alliance.

How NASA Plans to Land Humans on Mars

Jason Davis • November 20, 2014 • 2

On the surface, NASA's humans to Mars plans seem vague and disjointed. But that's because the agency is playing the long game. Right now, it may be the only game they can play.

An Early Preview of Orion's Maiden Voyage

Jason Davis • November 07, 2014 • 4

NASA's Orion spacecraft is just four weeks away from its first test flight. Here's an early preview of the mission.

When Good Rockets Go Bad: Orion's Launch Abort System

Jason Davis • October 20, 2014 • 8

One of the tricky parts of launching humans into space is deciding what to do if something goes wrong. And that's where Orion's Launch Abort System comes in.

Orion's Ride to Space is at the Launch Site. Why So Early?

Jason Davis • October 03, 2014 • 9

On Tuesday, Orion's massive Delta IV Heavy rocket rolled from its Horizontal Integration Facility out to the launch site. Launch is still eight weeks away. Why so early?

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