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

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
 

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 NATIONAL - WORLD NEWS
 
Image1 With more than a thousand people killed in the Israel- Hamas conflict, the United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting early today and announced strong support for an immediate cease fire in Gaza. Full Story
Image1 Former Alaska Governor and vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, is launching a new online TV channel. Full Story
 
Image1 A man rushed to the hospital after a rare lightning strike at California's Venice Beach has died. Full Story
Image1 Comic Con fans get a super surprise, and there's a covert wedding in New York, those stories and more in today's Hollywood Minute. Full Story
  MORE NATIONAL WORLD NEWS
 

Piper Perabo Now Off The Marker After Getting Hitched

Big Mac Shortage In China After Recall From Supplier

Lebron James Says He'll Once Again Wear Number 23

Ways You Can Treat Your Pet In A Healthy Way

NASA Wants To Stop Asteroids From Hitting Earth

Get Healthy, Beautiful, Youthful Skin On A Budget

Fewer People Drinking Orange Juice These Days

More News