WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Three years after the U.S. space shuttle program retired, American astronauts have a new ride to space. And this is it. It's called Orion. And crews at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida are putting the final touches on the next-generation spaceship. It's expected to travel where no human has ever gone before, with missions into deep space, Mars and beyond. Orion's first test-flight mission is set for December. But astronauts won't be allowed on that trip. The first astronauts will travel into space aboard Orion in 2017. }}" />

   
 
 
NASA's Deep Space Craft Readying For Launch

Story By: Larry Stine

Enter To Win Snow Trails Tubing Passes

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 7/1/2014

Three years after the U.S. space shuttle program retired, American astronauts have a new ride to space. And this is it. It's called Orion. And crews at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida are putting the final touches on the next-generation spaceship. It's expected to travel where no human has ever gone before, with missions into deep space, Mars and beyond. Orion's first test-flight mission is set for December. But astronauts won't be allowed on that trip. The first astronauts will travel into space aboard Orion in 2017.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 A trial date is set in the case of an Ashland County man accused of starving his two dogs, one of them to death. Full Story
Image1 A Winter Storm Watch has been issued from 4am Sunday through Monday afternoon with the possibility of up to 1 foot of snow. Full Story
 
Image1 Quickly changing road conditions and freezing rain has caused numerous accidents around the area. Full Story
Image1 Richland county's best and brightest business men and women enjoyed a night out at the Richland County Chamber Awards dinner. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Richland Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting

Icy road causes semi crash on U.S. 30

Crossroads Community Church Welcomes New Pastor

Ashland Man Sues Richland County Children Services

More News