An artist's rendering of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Boeing is the prime contractor responsible for the SLS cryogenic stages and avionics.
This artist's concept shows NASA's Space Launch System atop its Florida launch pad.
The SLS is derived from proven technology used for decades in America's moon program and the space shuttle.
This artist's concept shows a vertical view of NASA's Space Launch System on the launch pad.
An artist rendering of the various configurations of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS), managed by the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The flexible configuration, sharing the same basic core-stage, allows for different crew and cargo flights as needed, promoting efficiency, time and cost savings. The SLS enables exploration missions beyond low-Earth orbit and support travel to asteroids, Mars and other destinations within our solar system.
An artist's concept shows the Orion Multipurpose Crew Vehicle and future destinations for human exploration beyond Earth orbit: the moon, an asteroid and Mars.
An expanded view of an artist rendering of the 70-metric-ton configuration of NASA's Space Launch System.
An expanded view of an artist rendering of the 130 metric ton configuration of NASA's Space Launch System.
This artist's concept shows NASA's giant rocket, the Space Launch System, soaring off a launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The rocket is NASA's new booster for deep space missions to an asteroid and ultimately Mars.
Orion MPCV test-lands in water at NASA's Langley Research Center.
Technicians ready the Orion launch abort vehicle for a May 6 test at the U.S. Army White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico.
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.
Lockheed Martin’s Space Operations Simulation Center in Colorado can simulate on-orbit docking maneuvers, using mockups of NASA's Orion space capsule (left) and the International Space Station.
Artist's rendering of NASA's Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle on a deep space mission.
This artist's illustration depicts a 'Plymouth Rock' asteroid mission with astronauts and NASA's Orion spacecraft as envisioned by Lockheed Martin.
This artist's concept shows the Ares V cargo launch vehicle, formerly under consideration as the next space launch vehicle.