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NASA’S Orion Arrives At Kennedy, Work Underway For First Launch in 2014

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — More than 450 guests at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida welcomed the arrival of the agency’s first space-bound Orion spacecraft Monday, marking a major milestone in the construction of the vehicle that will carry astronauts farther into space than ever before. Click to read more.

Video: STS-134 Ascent Imagery Highlights

Space shuttle Endeavour and the STS-134 crew begin the journey to the International Space Station on May 16, 2011.

Video: Space Shuttle Endeavour Lifts off

The space shuttle Endeavour has blasted off on Nasa’s penultimate shuttle flight, thundering through cloudy Florida skies and into orbit.

Fun Space Shuttle Infographic from NASA

Check out this fun infographic put together by NASA all about the Space Shuttle.

Video: Watch SpaceX Launch Falcon 9 w/ Dragon Capsule

SpaceX made history today by launching its first reusable space capsule in a successful test. Here’s a video of the launch.

Pretty amazing feat. Everyone at SpaceX should be very proud.

Air Force Has Been Secretly Testing an Unmanned Shuttle

I found this news father surprising – and it comes on the heels of the news that NASA has breathed new life into it’s X-34 prototypes.

According to SpaceFlightNow – the air force has been testing a prototype of the X-37 unmanned spaceplane for the last few months.

From the source:

The X-37B spacecraft, also called the Orbital Test Vehicle, has been circling Earth since April 22 conducting classified tests and technology demonstrations while under the watchful eye of amateur observers on the ground.

The two-paragraph statement issued by the 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg Air Force Base says the “exact landing date and time will depend on technical and weather considerations,” but it is expected between Friday and Monday.

Preparations for the landing are underway at Vandenberg, the statement said.

Check out the full article at Spaceflight now for the whole fascinating story.