NASA’s primary Orion contractor, Lockheed Martin has just started work on one very important project: the first welds of the Orion capsule that will return humans to the moon.
NASA is making plans for OSIRIS-REx to head back to Earth with its precious cargo. OSIRIS-REx will begin that journey on May 10th, but there are good reasons for the delay.
NASA’s Perseverance explorer will land on the red planet on Feb. 18, but the rover won’t be the only newly arrived robotic explorer.
NASA builds its hardware to last, so it can wring out every bit of science from its most successful missions.