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December 15, 2014
New Omega Skywalker X-33 space watch features astronaut's invention

A European astronaut's idea for improving the wristwatches worn in space has become the basis for a new version of the timepiece first used on the moon. ESA astronaut Jean François Clervoy's clockwork is in Omega's new Speedmaster Skywalker X-33.


December 12, 2014
'Journey To Space' to take moviegoers on giant-screen trip to Mars

Having successfully splashed down after its first spaceflight, NASA's Orion spacecraft is set to launch onto the big screen in a large-format 3D film. "Journey To Space" tells the true story of what the next chapter of space exploration will bring.


December 11, 2014
MoonMail: Company launches program to land mementos on the moon

A "lunar logistics" company working to send spacecraft to the moon is inviting the public to 'mail' their family keepsakes and personal mementos on one-way missions to the lunar surface. Astrobotic's 'MoonMail' program will land small items on the moon for a price.


December 9, 2014
Actor Seth Green designs patch for space station science experiments

Looking at the latest mission patch destined for the space station, you would never know it was created by actor Seth Green. The six-sided emblem features no references to the celebrity's roles, but it does include a subtle nod to his personal character.


December 8, 2014
NASA's 'picture perfect' Orion capsule test flight in photographs

NASA's Orion capsule completed its maiden voyage on Dec. 5, flying farther out from the Earth than any spacecraft designed to carry astronauts since the 1972 Apollo 17 mission to the moon. Presented here, a collection of photos documenting the Orion's journey.


December 5, 2014
Splashdown! NASA's Orion space capsule completes 'flawless' test flight

In a scene that was reminiscent of the early Apollo program, three red and white striped parachutes lowered a NASA space capsule to a splashdown, ending an unmanned test flight that reached altitudes last achieved by the moon missions.


December 5, 2014
NASA's Orion spacecraft rides 'fountain of fire' on first test flight

NASA's "first step to deep space" has lifted off into Earth orbit. The space agency's first prototype Orion capsule launched on a four-and-a-half hour test flight aimed at proving its heat shield and other systems needed to send humans beyond low Earth orbit.


December 4, 2014
Delayed debut: Faulty rocket valves scrub NASA's first Orion launch

NASA's first Orion capsule experienced its first-ever launch scrub due to an issue with the propellant valves inside the spacecraft's massive ride to orbit. The Orion Exploration Flight Test-1 was delayed to troubleshoot its Delta 4 Heavy rocket.


December 1, 2014
Star Trek, Marvel and Apollo memorabilia launching on NASA's Orion test flight

Star Trek's Kirk, Marvel's Iron Man, Sesame Street's Slimey the Worm, and a T-Rex are set to launch together on the first test flight of NASA's next-generation spacecraft Orion. The eclectic 'crew' are representative of the mementos flying on the EFT-1 mission.


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