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With access doors at Space Launch Complex 37 opened on Nov. 24, 2014, the Orion spacecraft and Delta IV Heavy stack is visible in its entirety inside the Mobile Service Tower where the vehicle is undergoing launch preparations. Orion will make its first flight test on Dec. 4 with a morning launch atop the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket. Orion’s crew module is underneath the Launch Abort System and nose fairing, both of which will jettison about six minutes, 20 seconds after launch. The tower will be rolled away from the rocket and spacecraft 8 hours, 15 minutes before launch to allow the rocket to be fueled and for other launch operations to proceed.
The spacecraft will orbit the Earth twice, including one loop that will reach 3,600 miles above Earth. No one will be aboard Orion for this flight test, but the spacecraft is being designed and built to carry astronauts on exploration missions into deep space. Launch is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 4 at 7:05 a.m. EST, the opening of a 2 hour, 39-minute window for the day.
(Image Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett)

Michigan Science Center To Host Orion Splashdown Party (Update)

A new era in spaceflight is scheduled to start Thursday morning, and the Michigan Science Center is planning a celebration to mark the launch of the Orion spacecraft.

CBS Detroit–12/03/2014

Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel

Mark Hackel’s State Of The County Address To Be Available Virtually

Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel will deliver his State of the County address Wednesday, and it will be available to the public through a live stream and updates through Twitter.

CBS Detroit–12/02/2014

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Online Santa Trackers Go Live Before Christmas

NORAD and Google are offering parents and children the opportunity to play holiday games and track the progress of Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.

CBS Detroit–12/02/2014

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Charities Across Michigan Participate In Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday, a day when donors can help charities.

CBS Detroit–12/02/2014

girl scout cookies

Girl Scout Cookies To Be Sold Online

Watch out world, the Girl Scouts are going digital to sell you cookies.

12/01/2014

Online Shoppers Search For Cyber Monday Deals

Retailers Prepare Cyber Monday Deals

Retailers are offering a variety of deals online and in-store for Cyber Monday.

CBS Detroit–11/28/2014

Photo Credit: detroitzoo.org

Detroit Zoo Gets Award For Energy Efficiency

It’s easy being green at the Detroit Zoo, which is being recognized for its environmental efforts.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/28/2014

Smart phone users can utilize their devices to save money and plan their shopping excursions on Black Friday. (File photo)

Smart Phone Apps To Help Black Friday Shopping

A number of apps are available to help shoppers manage their finances, and find the best deals, are available for download before Black Friday.

CBS Detroit–11/27/2014

The local Robocruisers E won  the bronze medal at the World Robot Olympiad in Russia. (Source: Lawrence Technological University)

Michigan Students Capture Bronze Medal At World Robot Olympiad

Students from Michigan have won the bronze medal in the World Robot Olympiad in Sochi, Russia.

CBS Detroit–11/25/2014

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