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  • Glitch delays NASA Orion capsule launch Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 11:32 AM ET
    The United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket carrying NASA's first Orion deep space exploration craft at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 37, Dec. 3, 2014.

    The launch of NASA's Orion capsule on a test flight around Earth was delayed after a last-minute technical problem with its rocket.

  • What's next for Orion mission  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    After NASA scrubbed the launch for Orion's test flight today, CNBC's Jane Wells explains what was riding on the unmanned mission.

  • Orion mission scrubbed  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 9:35 AM ET

    The unmanned Orion mission has been canceled for today and will be attempted again tomorrow morning, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • All eyes on Cape Canaveral  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 9:16 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports the latest from Cape Canaveral where the launch of the Orion spacecraft has been delayed.

  • WATCH: Orion's historic launch and what's next  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 7:50 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil Han tracks the historic launch of the new NASA Orion spacecraft.

  • NASA's Orion set for liftoff  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 6:05 AM ET

    NASA's unmanned spacecraft is set to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Base at 7:05a.m. ET and is the first step on a journey to take humans farther in space than ever before, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Orion test launch coming Thursday  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 5:45 PM ET

    Mark Geyer, NASA's Orion program manager, takes you on a tour of the Orion spacecraft prior to its scheduled Thursday launch.

  • NASA (and Lockheed) bet big on spacecraft Orion Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 4:50 PM ET
    The United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket carrying NASA's first Orion deep space exploration craft at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 37, Dec. 3, 2014.

    Orion is "a 'BFD.' If you don't know what that is, then I'll let somebody else explain it to you," says NASA's administrator.

  • 7 outrageous energy sources of the future Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory demonstrated coal gasification in large-scale field experiments at the Rocky Mountain Test Facility (above) near Hanna, Wyoming.

    Renewable energy should come of age in 25 years. On the horizon: harnessing solar power from space and nuclear fusion technology.

  • Check out the new spacecraft from NASA & Lockheed Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 10:41 AM ET
    NASA's Orion spacecraft

    The Orion, which may take astronauts to asteroids and Mars, is scheduled for an unmanned test launch on Dec. 4.

  • Orbital Sciences rocket explodes after liftoff  Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 6:52 PM ET

    NASA video of an unmanned rocket, built by Orbital Sciences, that exploded as it was being launched from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

  • NASA gets hip, uses SoundCloud for space playlist Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 2:07 PM ET

    Like a music hipster, NASA is using SoundCloud to create a playlist of audio clips from historic space voyages that cut across decades.

  • Gonzalo wallops Bermuda, knocks out power Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 11:23 PM ET

    Hurricane Gonzalo struck Bermuda, knocking out most electricity as it lashed the tiny island chain with sustained winds topping 100 miles per hour.

  • Gwynne Shotwell Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 6:28 AM ET

    President and COO, SpaceX

  • NASA's space taxis  Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 7:23 AM ET

    Boeing and SpaceX have won contracts to build "space taxis" for NASA.

  • NASA moon boots for sale, with a modern twist Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:07 AM ET

    To commemorate the 45th anniversary of the moon landing, 100 pairs of sneakers inspired by moon boots will be available.

  • Why are space companies flocking to Colorado? Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:45 PM ET
    The annual National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Colorado is trying to outbid rival states like Florida and New Mexico for a bigger slice of the commercial aerospace industry pie.

  • A private cloud the size of a pizza box Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 1:40 PM ET
    Chris Kemp, co-founder of Nebula.

    The cloud-computing revolution is all about sharing, but Nebula knows companies still want to keep their cloud, and secrets, locked up.

  • The company that wants to send you to space Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla Motors and Space Exploration Technologies, known as SpaceX

    Elon Musk is helping to launch a commercial space industry with reusable rockets and commercial vehicles that can take humans into space.

  • Unexpected winner from Ukraine crisis? Maybe NASA Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 3:47 PM ET
    A Soyuz rocket is launched with Russian Commander Mikhail Tyurin and flight engineers Rick Mastracchio of NASA and Koichi Wakata of Japan on Nov. 7, 2013.

    Ukraine tensions could push Congress to invest more in the space program. Here's why.