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NASA Readies First Orion Test Flight

NASA Readies First Orion Test Flight

NASA’s long-term plans to move beyond low Earth orbit are making steady, if slow, progress. The Orion spacecraft, in development for 9 years, is about to make its first test flight. Exploration Flight Test 1 (EFT-1) will test the spacecraft’s operation in orbit and during re-entry and recovery. The capsule will be launched on board(…)

NASA Seeks Lunar Cubesat Challenge

NASA CENTENNIAL CHALLENGES PROGRAM – SMALL SPACECRAFT CHALLENGES Solicitation Number: NNH14STMD002L; Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Office: Headquarters; Location: Office of Procurement (HQ) The Centennial Challenges Program is NASA’s flagship program for technology prize competitions ( The program is an integral part of NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate, which is innovating, developing, testing, and(…)