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The new SLS rocket will launch each part of Artemis program's missions with the Orion spacecraft on top. (Photo: NASA)

Airbus Wins ESA Contract to Construct Space Module for NASA’s Orion Spacecraft

The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded Airbus the contract to allow the aircraft manufacturer to construct the third European Service Module (ESM) for Orion, the American crewed spacecraft. The ESA’s order for this additional module ensures that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is able to continue its Artemis program.   Within the Artemis program, NASA will use the European built systems completed by Airbus for the first time to power and supply a human spacecraft mission to the…

A Look at NASA’s Contributions to Aviation

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, commonly known as NASA, celebrated the 50th anniversary of a major achievement last weekend. It marks 50 years since the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon, the first time humans set foot on the moon with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin being the first…

NASA’s Boeing 747 Flying Telescope: Keeping the ‘SP’ Variant Airborne

The Boeing 747 aircraft is an iconic jet that has graced the skies for decades as the undisputed Queen of the Skies. The aircraft type spurred the global aviation industry as we know it. Unfortunately, fewer and fewer 747s are being seen in the skies carrying passengers. A shift towards…