Michigan Science Center

The Michigan Science Center held a splashdown party for NASA's Orion spacecraft. (By Edward Cardenas)

Students Experience Orion Space Mission At Michigan Science Center (Video)

The Michigan Science Center held a splash down celebration Friday for the inaugural flight of the Orion spacecraft.

CBS Detroit–12/05/2014

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

Inside the Michigan Science Center in Detroit. (Credit: Facebook Photo)

Best Science Exhibits In Metro Detroit

The Detroit area has a lot of science exhibits for both kids and adults to enjoy. Check out this list to see where you can get your summer fix.

08/11/2014

President and CEO of Michigan Science Center, Tonya Matthews. (WWJ/Stephanie Davis)

Black History: Science, Art, Politics Inspire New CEO Of Michigan Science Center

Dr. Tonya Matthews is a lover of all things in the science, technology, engineering and math worlds.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/12/2014

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Guide To A Three-Day Weekend In Charlevoix

Take a three-day vacation from Detroit with a trip to Charlevoix. This town has some charming aspects that will make for an enjoyable weekend getaway.

01/25/2014

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Five Kid-Friendly Alternatives To The Super Bowl In Detroit

Instead of watching the Super Bowl, take the gang on a kid-friendly adventure to one of the many exciting places to explore in Detroit.

01/24/2014

Inside the Michigan Science Center in Detroit. (Credit: Facebook Photo)

Michigan Science Centers Offers FREE Admission In Honor Of Its Birthday

The Michigan Science Center is turning 1-year-old on Thursday and everyone is invited to the celebration!

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/26/2013

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Michigan Science Center Has Successful Year, Clears $6-Million Debt

What a year it’s been for the former Detroit Science Center, which was on the verge of financial collapse.

12/17/2013

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 28:  The Jimmy Neutron balloon waits to be deflated during the 76th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade November 28, 2002 in New York City. There were a total of 13 giant character balloons in the parade.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Best Activities For Kids In Detroit Over Thanksgiving Weekend

There is plenty to do around Detroit this Thanksgiving weekend so get the family together and head out for some fun.

11/22/2013

HR Notices From Sept. 10

The latest staffing, leadership and boardroom news from Michigan’s technology-focused companies, institutions and groups

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/10/2013

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