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 1st Orion Spaceship Set for Launch Pad Trek
NASA's Orion spacecraft, shown here encapsulated in its fairing, is ready for its Nov. 11, 2014 move from the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to Space Launch Complex 37 at the next-door Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Orion is slated to launch
November 10th, 2014
The Orion capsule will roll out to the launch pad Tuesday night (Nov. 11), moving from NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida to the next-door Cape Canaveral Air Force Station ahead of its Dec. 4 launch.
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Orion on the Pad: NASA Rolls Out Space Capsule for 1st Test Flight
NASA's Orion Capsule in Silhouette
November 12th, 2014
NASA's first space-bound Orion capsule has arrived at the launch pad, where it will lift off on an uncrewed test flight in support of the space agency's plans for future astronaut missions beyond Earth orbit.
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NASA Is Studying How to Mine the Moon for Water
Lunar Flashlight
October 9th, 2014
Space agency scientists are developing two separate mission concepts, called Lunar Flashlight and the Resource Prospector Mission, to assess, and learn how to exploit, stores of water ice and other lunar resources. Both would launch by 2018.
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Huge Rocket for NASA's 1st Orion Test Flight Moves to Launch Pad
Delta 4 Rocket Moved to Launch Pad for Orion Flight Test
October 1st, 2014
The Delta 4 Heavy rocket was rolled out to Launch Complex 37 at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Sept. 30, then lifted to a vertical position Oct. 1 to prepare for the Dec. 4 test flight of NASA's Orion crew capsule.
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