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 SLS Rocket Sheds Saturn V Color Scheme in Design Review
Space Launch System Design Review
October 23rd, 2015
NASA's next crewed rocket has a new look. The space agency has revealed an updated color scheme for the Space Launch System (SLS) booster, removing the proposed paint from a major component while adding racing stripes to another.
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Orionid Meteor Shower Promises Bright Sky Show This Week
Orionid Meteor Outside Tucson 2014
October 19th, 2015
One of the year's most reliable meteor showers is set to peak before sunrise on Thursday morning. This display is known as the Orionids, because the meteors seem to fan out from an area north of the constellation Orion's second-brightest star.
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The Moon Goes Visiting: Bright Views in This Week's Early Morning Sky
Four Planets in October 2015
October 7th, 2015
If you’re delighted by the ever-changing sky, here are some of its brightest inhabitants to watch for this week just before dawn.
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Mars Exploration Tech Showcased at NASA Innovation Expo
NASA's 2015 Innovation Expo
October 23rd, 2015
For the first time ever, NASA invited the public to attend its Innovation Expo, a traditionally employees-only event. This year's expo was designed to teach people how NASA aims to get boots on Mars by the end of the 2030s.
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'The Martian' and Reality: How NASA Will Get Astronauts to Mars
Orion Space Capsule in Orbit Around Mars
October 2nd, 2015
NASA has been helping promote the new film "The Martian," which hits theaters across the United States today (Oct. 1), as a way to publicize its own plans to send astronauts to the Red Planet in the 2030s.
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Flying DeLorean: NASA Launched 'Back to the Future' Car into Space
'Back to the Future' DeLorean
October 21st, 2015
Hoverboards, self-lacing sneakers and flying cars may still largely be the stuff of science fiction, but at least one DeLorean has taken off to "where we don't need roads" thanks to NASA, Lockheed Martin and a star from the original "Back to the Future" m
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NASA Picks New Rocket Rides to Launch Small Satellites
Artist’s Illustration of Lunar IceCube Cubesat
October 14th, 2015
NASA's Launch Services Program has awarded a total of $17.1 million to three companies to launch bantam spacecraft — which to date have generally had to hitch rides as secondary payloads — to low Earth orbit.
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6 Months in Space, Astronaut Scott Kelly Misses Food, Outdoors and Loved Ones
Scott Kelly with Mars InSight 'Boarding Pass'
September 18th, 2015
Halfway through his 342-visit to the ISS, astronaut Scott Kelly talks about what he's looking forward to, and what he misses.
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