According to an announcement made by Lori Garver, NASA’s deputy administrator, on Tuesday, April 13, 2010, President Barack Obama has decided to use the Orion space capsule, one part of the now defunct Constellation Program, as an on-board emergency escape system for the International Space Station.
Written by: William Atkins | Published in: SpaceAccording to reports surfacing this week (the first week of October 2012), the U.S. space agency NASA has indicated that it is seriously considering the establishment of a space station, with the help of international partners, on the far-side of the Moon. Will NASA be able to do it? Do you like such a plan?
The U.S. space agency NASA is considering the option of using a manned base located at Earth-Moon libration point 2, which is the point about 60,000 kilometers past the far-side of the Moon that is a balanced point between the gravitational fields of Earth and the Moon.
The U.S. space agency NASA announced that it has launched its own network on SlideShare.net called “The NASA Universe”. NASA says: "What a treasure trove of information for researchers, students, and the general public!"
The design of the new NASA rocket that will take astronauts out beyond low-Earth orbit has been selected by the U.S. agency. It’s a whopper, eventually being the most powerful rocket ever built. NASA calls the entire program the Space Launch System.
In a successful test for the escape system of the Orion space capsule, NASA shows that it works perfectly for the now defunct Constellation program. However, Orion may never get off the ground in that capacity.
With Obama and Congress still unsure about how NASA should proceed with its manned space program, NASA continues with privately funded companies as a way to transport cargo and astronauts back and forth into space. As of April 2010, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is preparing for its maiden launch from Cape Canaveral’s Launch Complex 30.