Orion Spacecraft

Australian metals firm Orion lists on the JSE

JOHANNESBURG - Australian base metals firm Orion Minerals, with an active exploration and development programme in South Africa, yesterday listed in …

South Africa

Samsung has a $300 million fund aimed at smarter cars

Samsung is planning to get ahead in the connected car market with a new $300 million fund focused entirely on auto-related startups and technologies. The Samsung Automotive Innovation Fund has been earmarked for smart sensors, machine vision, artificial intelligence, safety solutions and more, and …

Samsung

Orion Parachutes Measure Up in High Pressure Test

Orion’s three main orange and white parachutes help a representative model of the spacecraft descend through sky above Arizona, where NASA engineers …

Orion Labs raises $18.25 million for real-time translation assistant

Orion Labs today announced the closure of an $18.25 million funding round to expand the size of its sales team and continue development of its Onyx device and Orion platform for voice-powered bots. Developements include a new real-time translator, which currently focuses on conversations in English …

Startups

Acer showcases new powerhouse Orion 9000 desktop PC & curved 35-inch 1440p display

Acer today has taken the wraps off of the new Orion 9000 gaming desktop, as well as a new 35-inch 1440p monitor. The company made the announcements at IFA in Berlin, teasing a release before the end of 2017. Acer joins a variety of other company in its IFA announcements.<p>The Acer Predator Orion 9000 …

Laptops

Acer put wheels on its latest gaming PC

Acer says the Predator Orion 9000 is its most powerful gaming PC yet<p>Today at IFA, Acer announced a bunch of computers, including some new additions to its gaming-focused Predator line. Their unveiling was the usual parade of water-cooled rigs, neon lighting, and pumped-up graphics cards, but there …

Acer

Yes, it really has taken NASA 11 years to develop a parachute | Ars Technica

NASA's acting chief technologist says the agency is limited by political emphasis.<p>Last week, NASA’s acting chief technologist, Douglas Terrier, …

NASA

NASA Just Finished Testing Its Mega-Rocket Engines: What's Next?

These engines will eventually blast astronauts toward Mars.<p>Amidst a massive plume of smoke, on Wednesday afternoon NASA completed testing on the …

Exploration

Scientists investigate 'dark genome'

John von RadowitzPress Association<p><b>Scientists are preparing to descend into the 'dark genome' in search of previously unknown disease mutations.</b><p>A new …

DNA

New technique searches 'dark genome' for disease mutations: 'Orion' will help researchers identify disease-causing mutations in patients when current methods come up dry

'Orion' will help researchers identify disease-causing mutations in patients when current methods come up dry<p>Researchers have developed a new …

Biology

Orion Engineered Carbons 2017 Q2 - Results - Earnings Call Slides

The following slide deck was published by Orion Engineered Carbons in conjunction with their 2017 Q2 earnings call.<p>117<p>Click to enlarge

Earnings Call

Getting NASA astronauts safely out of Orion

As Project Mercury astronaut Gus Grissom learned, NASA spaceflights are not over after splashdown. During his 1961 mission, he barely escaped when the hatch blew too soon and took the "Liberty Bell" capsule to the bottom of the sea. Ever since, NASA has taken splashdown exit procedures very …

Exploration

Orion’s Ogive Creates a Safe Escape for Astronauts

article<p>Orion ogive panels tested in acoustic chamber.<p>NASA<p>http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/orion-s-ogive-creates-a-safe-escape-for-astronauts

NASA

Baby stars discovered in Orion Nebula Cluster

A new photograph displays their discovery, which wasn't expected when scientists pointed the new VLT Survey Telescope's OmegaCAM just below the belt …

Astronomy

NASA Evaluates How Crew Will Exit Orion Spacecraft

When astronauts return to Earth from destinations beyond the moon in NASA’s Orion spacecraft and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, they’ll still need …

Astronauts Test Orion Spacecraft Exit Methods in the Gulf of Mexico (Photos)

If NASA wants to safely send astronauts on missions into deep space in the new Orion space capsule, the space agency must first tackle some critical …

Exploration

In Gulf of Mexico, NASA Evaluates How Crew Will Exit Orion

When astronauts return to Earth from destinations beyond the moon in NASA’s Orion spacecraft and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, they’ll still need …

Gulf of Mexico

NASA responds to VP Mike Pence ignoring 'don't touch' sign

NASA has a message for Vice President Mike Pence: It's all good.

NASA

This Is The NASA Part Mike Pence Touched That He Wasn't Supposed To

Yesterday, the big joke involved a picture of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, full-palm touching an Orion spacecraft …

Mike Pence

Why NASA Says It's OK That VP Mike Pence Touched Orion Cover

<i>This story was updated July 10 at 2:41 p.m. EDT.</i><p>It's A-OK that Vice President Mike Pence touched a piece of titanium equipment destined for outer …

Weird

Ophiuchus: See the Celestial Snake Handler in the Night Sky Now

Now is a great time to see the constellation Ophiuchus, the Serpent Bearer, in the night sky.<p>Ophiuchus is a sort of summer counterpart of the famous …

Astronomy

Orion Engineered Carbons declares EUR 0.1686 dividend

Orion Engineered Carbons (NYSE:OEC) declares EUR 0.1686/share interim dividend.<p>Payable Sept. 29; for shareholders of record Sept. 20<p>Now read: <b>Orion</b> …

SLS Core Stage Production Continues for Rocket’s First Flight

For the first SLS flight for deep space exploration with NASA’s Orion spacecraft, major structural manufacturing is complete on three parts: the …

This is what Orion's stars will look like in 450,000 years

Orion the hunter is one of the most recognizable constellations in the night sky thanks to the three bright stars that make up its distinctive belt. But stars drift over long periods of time, so Orion won't always look quite the same to us here on Earth as it does today. The European Space Agency …

Astronomy

Indian-American Among 12 New Astronauts Chosen By NASA From Over 18,000 Applicants

NASA has chosen 12 new astronauts, including an Indian-American, from a record number of over 18,000 applicants, who will be trained for missions …

NASA

NASA announces 12 new astronauts

Space agency received more than 18,300 applications<p>NASA has chosen 12 new astronauts from its biggest pool of applicants ever.<p>Vice President Mike …

NASA

NASA pushes back first Orion manned mission

Space watchers, adjust your calendars. NASA says that the next Orion mission won't carry astronauts after all. In February, the agency's Acting …

Exploration

NASA drops idea of putting humans on first flight of new rocket

NASA has dropped the idea of putting astronauts aboard the first integrated flight of the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft -- …

Exploration

NASA pays the price of being subjected to a massive, expensive rocket | Ars Technica

The agency is now likely to be at least three years late in delivering its new booster.<p>After Donald Trump moved into the White House in January, his …

Elon Musk

NASA nixes plan to put astronauts on the 1st mission of its mega-rocket

Well, that was fun, er, nerve-wracking while it lasted.<p>After months of study, NASA has decided that it won't try to send astronauts to space aboard the first flight of its huge Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, designed to eventually bring people and payloads to destinations like Mars or the …

Exploration