Orion

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

(Photo by Steve Wiseman / CBS Radio)

Metallica’s Orion Fest Brought A Great Weekend, Surprise, & Music To Detroit

Metallica’s Orion Music and More festival may still be looking for a permanent home, but it successfully called Detroit home this weekend. There was truly something for everyone on Belle Isle. And it wasn’t all […]

06/10/2013

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Find Your Beat: CBS 62’s Guide to Summer Music Festivals

Detroit is the place to be for summer music festivals…and now, more than ever, if you’re a local artist! Check out our list below of some of the Detroit area’s music festivals (new and old) that are coming this summer – and including some of the terrific acts with Detroit ties.

CBS 62–05/20/2013

Michelle Obama (credit: Getty Images) File

GM Manager, Holland Man To Sit With Michelle Obama

A General Motors plant manager and a western Michigan wind turbine company worker are scheduled to sit near the first lady during the State of the Union address.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/24/2012

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama hold a during a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House October 13, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama, Lee To Pitch Trade Deal At GM Orion Assembly Plant

President Obama brings his “free trade” message to Michigan Friday as he visits General Motors’ Orion assembly plant with South Korea’s President Lee Myung-bak.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/14/2011

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Illinois Neurological Institute Using Orion Firm’s Telehealth Tech

The Peoria, Ill.-based Illinois Neurological Institute, a provider of clinical care, research and education in neurological illness, announced that it had selected Orion Township-based Jems Technology to provide tele-stroke detection.

02/01/2011

Wife Says Husband Stabbed Her Before Fire

The Orion area Chamber of Commerce is stunned after the stabbing of their board President on Sunday. Fifty-six year old Rosemary Rangi told police she had been stabbed several times by her husband, but was […]

08/23/2010

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