Artist's impression of the Orion crew module and service module. Image released Jan. 16, 2013.
Orion crew and service module. Image released Jan. 16, 2013.
Orion crew and service module with annotations. Image released Jan. 16, 2013.
Orion crew module under construction. Image released Jan. 16, 2013.
Artist's rendering of the Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle on a deep space mission.
The Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle being assembled and tested at Lockheed Martin's Vertical Testing Facility in Colorado
Cutaway view of the Multi Purpose Crew Vehicle.
Timeline for development of the Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle.
Supported by team members across the nation, the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company in Colorado is leading the development effort as NASA’s prime contractor for the Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle
Lockheed Martin’s Space Operations Simulation Center in Colorado can simulate on-orbit docking maneuvers, using mockups of NASA's Orion space capsule (left) and the International Space Station.
NASA's Orion Space Capsule
Lockheed Martin engineers at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, La., inspect the Orion space capsule ground test structure prior to shipping on Feb. 10, 2011. The crew-carrying spacecraft prototype will undergo rigorous testing to verify it can withstand the harsh environments of a deep space mission.
Deep space mission planners are eying Deimos, a moon of Mars, as an exploration target for humans. Here, the path to reach the Martian moon is laid out.