Latest News About NASA's Space Launch System

NASA has picked the design for its next big rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS). This heavy-lift booster will carry humans farther than they've ever been, to an asteroid, Mars and beyond.
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NASA's Orion Spacecraft Reaches Shore After Test Flight Success
NASA's Orion capsule is offloaded from the USS Anchorage on Dec. 8, 2014. The U.S. Navy ship retrieved Orion from the Pacific Ocean after its historic first test flight on Dec. 5.
December 10th, 2014
Technicians unloaded the Orion capsule from the USS Anchorage Monday night (Dec. 8) in San Diego, about 600 miles from the spot where the U.S. Navy ship retrieved Orion after it splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Friday (Dec. 5).
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Five Holiday Gifts for the Space History Buff presents five holiday gift ideas for space history buffs.
December 9th, 2014
The countdown is on to the holidays! If you have a space exploration enthusiast in your life, your mission now is to find gifts that are sure to launch some holiday cheer. To help, presents five out-of-this-world gift ideas.
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NASA's New Space Launch System Mega Rocket Won't Fly Until 2018
Artist's Concept of Space Launch System
December 10th, 2014
NASA's new mega rocket will probably not be launching for the first time in 2017, a NASA official said before the U.S. Congress today (Dec. 10).
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What's Next for NASA's Orion Spaceship After Historic 1st Flight?
NASA’s Orion spacecraft is pulled into the well deck of the U.S. Navy’s USS Anchorage after its splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on Dec. 5. 2014. Orion successfully completed its first-ever test flight that day, an unmanned effort called Exploration Flight
December 7th, 2014
Here's a look at what the future holds for Orion, the first human-spaceflight vehicle to go beyond low-Earth orbit since NASA's Apollo capsule, which flew to the moon and back in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
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Canadian Crowdfunding Project Aims to Build Mini Mars Rover
Canadian Beaver Rover Prototype
December 5th, 2014
A Canadian company wants to land a couple of robots on Mars in late 2018, but to do so, it might need your help.
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President Obama Praises NASA's Orion Spaceship Test Flight (Video)
NASA's Orion spacecraft floats in the Pacific Ocean after its first uncrewed test flight on Dec. 5, 2014. The capsule was retrieved by the U.S. Navy's USS Anchorage.
December 10th, 2014
The president congratulated Orion's chief engineer and her team for Friday's successful test flight, which marked the farthest a human-spaceflight vehicle has traveled since the end of NASA's Apollo program in 1972.
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