Orion Missions Could Mean Unemployment For NASA Employees

August 31, 2007 0

Lawmakers want to make sure NASA’s next big mission to the moon doesn’t send too many workers to the unemployment line.

A four-year gap between the last scheduled shuttle launch and the first launch of Orion set for the year 2014 could leave thousands of NASA employees out of work, WESH 2 News reported.  Read moreRead the rest

Orion Image

August 2, 2007 0

The spacecraft that NASA hopes will return humans to the moon is scheduled to begin flight testing in fall 2008. The Orion spacecraft’s first duty will be to replace NASA’s aged space shuttle fleet with missions in Earth’s orbit, including visits to the International Space Station. They are scheduled to begin in 2015.   The spacecraft that NASA hopes will return humans to the moon is scheduled to begin flight testing in fall 2008. The Orion spacecraft’s first duty will be to replace NASA’s aged space shuttle fleet with missions in Earth’s orbit, including visits to the International Space Station. They are scheduled to begin in 2015. … Read the rest