NASA's New Spaceships Could Tag-Team Asteroid
A manned asteroid mission using two Orion spacecraft, docked nose-to-nose to form a 50-ton deep space vehicle, is being studied by Lockheed Martin Space Systems.
Operation 'Plymouth Rock': Astronauts on an Asteroid
This artist's illustration depicts a 'Plymouth Rock' asteroid mission with astronauts and NASA's Orion spacecraft as envisioned by Lockheed Martin.
Cryogenic Propellant Storage Facility
NASA is studying the possibility of using a facility like the one shown to store rocket propellant in space to refuel spacecraft.
Plan for Human Mission to Asteroid Gains Speed
An artist's interpretation of a manned mission to a near Earth asteroid using NASA's new Orion spacecraft.
Inside NASA's Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (Infographic)
See how NASA's new Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, based on the Orion capsule, stacks up against other crewed spaceships in this SPACE.com infographic.
Next Stop, Asteroid
Approaching the Near-Earth Object (NEO), an astronaut crew prepares airbag plus sensor docking and securing system prior to close approach or surface docking.